FCE's Mission Statement

FCE encourages people, in a fragmented world, to discover new and better ways of being together. Living, learning, and teaching the principles of community, FCE serves as a catalyst for individuals, groups, and organizations to:

  • Communicate with authenticity
  • Relate with love and respect
  • Deal with difficult issues
  • Seek, honor and affirm diversity
  • Bridge differences with integrity
  • Acknowledge our human frailties
  • Take responsibility for our actions and make amends where possible
  • Practice forgiveness for ourselves and others


FCE's approach encourages tolerance of ambiguity, the experience of discovery, and the tension between holding on and letting go. In our work to empower others, we remember our reliance upon a Spirit within and beyond ourselves.