If you received our newsletter, you likely saw our new “A Vision for AODA: Seven Core Principles” information. If you haven’t, I want to encourage you to visit this page and check it out: http://aoda.org/vision/. I’ll also attach the graphic here :). I do encourage you to read through the document though, as it offers a lot more specifics.
We developed this vision over the last six months, examining not only what our strengths are as an order in terms of our practices, curriculum, and so forth, but also some of the newer directions our members have been moving in. We used our 7 element framework, which foregrounds the work we do in the Order through the SOP and our ritual practices, to express this vision. We see this as a great answer to the questions: What is AODA all about? How is AODA different than OBOD/ADF/RDNA/etc? What does AODA do and value?
We’d also welcome your thoughts and discussion on this vision. Blessings!