Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As an organization, we strive to improve our DEI internally and have focused our efforts by offering JUST/Diversity Trainings through a contracted presenter that spoke on the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to initiate diversity and cultural education to the organization. We continue to work on providing communication training to build skills for having respectful conversation about DEI.
We continue to work towards more transparency on internal policies and procedures, by widely communicating any adjustments in policies, procedures, and training opportunities as they become available through Human Resources.
Equal Employment Opportunity for all is an essential philosophy at the A.R.E. and throughout the organization, including Atlantic University, Edgar Cayce Foundation, Cayce-Reilly School of Massage, and the A.R.E. Health Center and Spa.
We will evaluate all employees' and applicants for employment, contractor services, faculty, conferences, and classes without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
We will also make all reasonable accommodations required by law for qualified persons with a disability. We will take action to ensure that qualified applicants, employees, contractors, faculty, volunteers, other workers, conferees, clients, students, and visitors are not subjected to unlawful discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to, our actions in recruitment, employment, work assignments, promotions, reassignments, transfers, disciplinary matters, establishing rates of pay or other compensation, and selection for training opportunities. It also applies to our words and actions in the workplace, in meetings, in classes, in conferences, in emails and other correspondence, on the telephone, and in all other forms of interaction with others on behalf of A.R.E.
The Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V)
Every department at our Virginia Beach Campus accepts volunteers, and regions around the country are always looking for help! Contact your area's Region representative if you would like to volunteer where you live.
The Weiss Family Fund for A.R.E. Camp and Youth-in-Nature
Established in January 2021, the Weiss Family Fund for A.R.E. Camp and Youth-in-Nature was created with the Donors’ intent to support the good work of A.R.E. Camp and nature-related Youth programs by primarily underwriting scholarships to recruit and support BIPOC-minority youth – especially those with financial need.
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If you would like to support our efforts in expanding education, training, resources and opportunities to expand diversity, equality and inclusion in our organization, make a donation today!
We strive every day for the Global Manifestation of Oneness and the Love of God and All People. At Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E, we believe equality is essential for all, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or anything in the world that appears to divide us. Edgar Cayce reminded individuals that we are all “our brother’s keeper.” He stated that all individuals must be given the same material and spiritual opportunities because in the eyes of the Creator all individuals are equal.
Race has long held a defining place in American society. It is embedded in our culture, laws and policies, educational institutions, and economy. The result is a system of racial bias and inequities that limits opportunities for people of color. If left unchallenged, such structural racism will continue to threaten our future. At the A.R.E., we believe that it is important—in the current state of the world—for us to stand in solidarity in saying “Black Lives Matter.”
At this period in time, the voices crying out to be heard are asking us to examine ourselves, our institutions, and our systems in place, and look for our blind spots. At the A.R.E., we acknowledge that we often cannot see our blind spots until they are shown to us. We do not know what we do not know until we are made aware. We commit to continuously examining our blind spots, considering our privileges, and seeking to find ways to improve our organization, both in its diversity as well as in how we function internally, with our staff, membership, customers, and visitors and within our diverse communities throughout the world.
The Edgar Cayce readings tell us that in order to change the world, individuals must first do their own inner work. Our focus as an organization is on continuous personal and community improvement. We offer information, tools, and resources that nurture one’s relationship with self, the Divine, and humanity. We seek to meet people where they are through personal life experiences, challenges, and opportunities. We commit to create new programs that support oneness and promote our stand against discrimination or lack of equality in any form in the world.
At Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., our mission is to create opportunities for profound personal change in body, mind, and spirit through the wisdom found in the Edgar Cayce material.
“…ONE – One - ONE; Oneness of God, oneness of man’s relation, oneness of force, oneness of time, oneness of purpose, ONENESS in every effort.” (900-429)
In Appreciation of this Great Work,
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Management and
ARE/AU/ECF Board of Trustees