The INEB Secretariat brings together partners at the most grassroots levels to build synergies and alliances to resolve social problems that transcend local levels and act as structural and cultural foundations for the suffering that people experience in their daily lives. The INEB Secretariat acts as the essential coordinating hub in this vast network. The Secretariat visits members to understand their work, represents INEB at international events, and meets with funders & other collaborators.
Facing environmental crisis and continuing violent conflict, many seem to be turning inward and away from the embrace of a world of inclusivity. The role of institutionalized religion in this struggle is debatable - Is it a source of continued division and intolerance or a platform to develop values and infuse our economic & political systems with ethics? We see so many of the former from examples of localized religious strife to global trends towards violent identity politics based on religion.
INEB has formed a network oriented to the latter of these two possibilities, supporting a wide variety of local, regional, and international activities for peace, social justice, and sustainability - such as holistic community development in Sri Lanka & Thailand, suicide prevention and psycho-spiritual care in Japan, meditation for application in modern medical science in the U.S and Europe, campaigns for social justice and equality in India, and an interfaith campaign for environmental justice.
INEB and its network organizations are devoted to four core areas of engagement: 1) Transformative Learning; 2) Cultural Inclusivity & Diversity; 3) Social Justice; 4) Ecology & Economy. Focused initiatives in these areas work to reweave the fabric of local, regional, and international community. The great challenge of our time is to be able to re-birth our world out of the decaying industrial capitalism paradigm. INEB is building the new societies needed for a sustainable post-industrial world.