“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings.
New ideas must use old buildings.”

– Jane Jacobs, pioneering urbanist and activist

Our mission.

Repurpose religious assets for

the common good.

Our vision.

The commonwealth thrives as people

find healing and purpose through sacred/civic communities.

Our values.

Be present.

Shift the frame of spiritual community from "enter here" to "be there," turning the community inside out.

Be curious.

Evoke interest in the other and the places we share.

Be courageous.

Ask people to be vulnerable with each other and to venture together.

Be aware.

Invite neighbors to reflect on action and iterate through mutual understanding.

What’s happening?

In memory of Sympara cofounder Marcie "Sister Wildfire" Giarrizzo (1948-2019) and member Desmond Hoffmeister (1960-2016).


© 2019-2020 by Sympara, Inc. Fiscal sponsorship by the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Design by SAVVY LN.