At Core Issues Trust we take seriously the idea of 'mission' and its importance to individuals and communities. We think it’s important that individuals develop a sense of personal mission, and discover what they might uniquely contribute to our world.
Very often people who are coming out of relationships or sexual practices that they have been hurt by, have nowhere to go. They might feel isolated and have suffered the loss of connections with other people who were an important support structure. Not only that, but sometimes they find the help offered to them by loved-ones, the church or professionals doesn't reflect the values or desires that are motivating their need to change their lifestyles. It’s always challenging to try to support people at their point of need, but we are committed to trying to do just that.
Being in community with like-minded people can help to bring healing and to provide a sense of mission and purpose. It’s helpful to know we aren't alone. It’s encouraging especially to begin to connect with people in other parts of the country and in Europe who are concerned about similar things.
Core Issues Trust also has a sense of its own mission and goals. We like to think that we too have a place among those groups concerned for the wellbeing of our country and region.
Although our mission is expressed generally in our Articles of Association, there are specific goals that flow out of these objects that we think important to keep before us. These include:
- Support individuals and those who care for them towards facilitating connections with other individuals and groups salient to their personal goals
- Network nationally and internationally with like-minded groups who share similar values and/or goals
- Scrutinise policy and practice developments in professional, governmental and religious organisations that have a bearing on the issues important to us
- Engage actively, and where possible pro-actively, with the media to represent alternative viewpoints to secularism or neo-paganism and the normalisation of a pansexual worldview
- Seek to influence the creation of alternative professional structures able to challenge the new orthodoxy in the state, its educational establishments and the church