Spirituality - Our Interfaith Center is rooted in the Christian tradition. It will be a haven of peace and silence, focusing on the contemplative dimension of all faiths. It will emphasize the contemplative practices, common to different religious traditions. All are invited to use this place for prayer, dialogue, meeting and retreat.
Location - The ideal location would be in a rural setting within an hour and half of two large metropolitan areas including Washington DC. The location would include some land (10 acres at a minimum) and would be near nature's gifts (mountains, lake, sea, forest etc.).
Services - InnDwelling will provide space for groups to conduct their own retreats as well as sponsor retreats on their own. The center can be utilized by individuals and groups to find silence in a holy environment away from the hectic pace of their lives. There will be spiritual direction, prayer schedules, a library of spiritual readings and Interfaith forums and discussions.
Facilities - The facilities should be able to house an overnight group in the range of 15-40 people. There should be a conference room for about 40 and 2 small rooms for spiritual direction. A large kitchen, dining room and appropriate bathroom facilities are required. The zoning should allow the building (if necessary) of a second building to accommodate the overnight stay of about 35 guests.
Markets - The following groups will utilize the retreat center: churches, places of faith, spiritual organizations, ecumenical councils, religious youth and prayer groups.
Participation - InnDwelling will be looking for investors of time, money, facilities and prayer as we move forward. We are looking for those who share our vision and wish to be a part of this effort. We are looking for active and passive participants to make this vision a reality. Our Board of Directors will be created from the pool of those who are most interested.