Prosocial Spirituality

Prosocial Spirituality

Selfishness beats altruism within groups. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups. Everything else is commentary.
- David Sloan Wilson







What is Prosocial Spirituality?

Prosocial Spirituality is a research-based training program designed to meet the needs of 21st-century groups seeking both inner and outer change. It integrates evolutionary science and the 8 core design principles of Prosocial and evolutionary spirituality and the 9 elements of universal spirituality.

What are the 8 core design principles?

CDP1: Shared identity and purpose. CDP2: Equitable distribution of contributions and benefits. CDP3: Fair and inclusive decision-making. CDP4: Monitoring of agreed behaviors. Transparency CDP5: Graduated responding to helpful and unhelpful behavior CDP6: Fast and fair conflict resolution CDP7: Authority to self-govern (according to principles 1-6). CDP8: Collaborative relations with other groups (using principles 1-7)

What are the 9 elements of universal spirituality?

1) Actualizing full moral and ethical capacity 2) Living in harmony with the cosmos and all living beings 3) Cultivating a life of deep nonviolence 4) Living in humility and gratitude 5) Embracing a regular spiritual practice 6) Cultivating mature self-knowledge 7) Living a life of simplicity 8) Being of selfless service and compassionate action 9) Empowering the prophetic voice for justice, compassion, and world transformation