SUM or Social Uplift Ministry is new curriculum developed by the Association of Global New Thought with participation from Centers for Spiritual Living, Unity Worldwide Ministries, and Agape.
AGNT’s mission has been to evolve New Thought beyond a magnificent spiritual practice to a platform for ENGAGEMENT in the pressing needs and issues of our communities and our world.
Envisioning its own signature curriculum that reflected New Thought principles more directly, and approached the issues of the day with a spiritual focus that transcends the polarizing political agenda that has discouraged our churches from engaging in the past, AGNT’s new Spiritually Guided Social Uplift Ministries (S.U.M.) was born. At last, New Thought takes a leadership role in offering this unique opportunity to our own centers and beyond.
The 2019 curriculum features four of nine modules: Gun Responsibility and Healing Violence; Religious Diversity and Inclusion; Healing Racism and Upholding Ethnic Fairness; Homelessness and Poverty. In 2020, the remaining five modules will be offered: Climate Truth; Women’s Issues and Rights; Immigration and Refugee Rights; Healthcare; Gender and Sexual Identity & Expression.