Center for Beloved Community
The Center for Beloved Community is a CIIS initiative that is committed to the development of a diverse, inclusive, and socially engaged community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to serving the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located in the Dean of Students Office.
The Center for Beloved Community supports the ideals of CIIS, and its institutional commitment to an engaged spirituality that fosters community service. This commitment is deeply embedded in the life and work of CIIS and is articulated in its mission and ideals and has recently been adopted in the Institute’s Strategic Plan.
The Center for Beloved Community is named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of beloved community as an inclusive and interdependent consciousness based on love, justice, compassion, responsibility, and deep and abiding respect for the dignity of all persons, places, and things, that radically transforms individuals and institutions.