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ShesladySHES Organization

Last updated in August, 2004
by Christopher Haahs
Standing LadyHow Is SHES Organized?

 

THE FORMAL ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSES OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

The International Assembly of Spiritual Healers & Earth Stewards Congregations was formed by formal incorporation in the State of Washington, U.S.A. as a non-profit corporate assembly on March 21, 1988. As of this edition, it has over 2,000 congregations and over 5,000 trusted servants distributed throughout the following countries:

Americas:

       United State of America (at least 46 States)
       Canada (6 provinces)
       Mexico 
       Columbia (South America)
Europe:

   Norway

France

   Finland
   Germany

Greece


   Italy
   Czechoslovakia
   Slovinia

The Netherlands


   United Kingdom

Asia:
       Japan
       Malaysia
       Philippines

   India

Thailand

Middle East:

   Israel

Oceana:

   Australia
   New Zealand

Africa:
       Nigeria
The international assembly is a recognized by the U.S. government as a tax exempt religious assembly "organized exclusively for religious, spiritual, holistic, educational and scientific purposes," to qualify for tax exempt status under section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The articles of incorporation filed with Corporation division of the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Washington further state:

PURPOSES

"The purpose of the organization is to be a cooperative assembly for the mutual assistance of autonomous congregations of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards (hereinafter referred to as SHES) and thereby to form a vehicle for their communion, deeds and purposes in spiritual exploration, growth, healing and earth stewardship."

"In carrying out its purposes, the assembly recognizes the liberty of each individual even while seeking to preserve unity of all sentient beings through love, cooperation, respect, tolerance and sharing. While congregations may employ members to counsel, coordinate or facilitate their activities, they are encouraged to neither bestow or grant any special membership privileges or rights by reason of any duties, title or professional designation of any member. To this end membership regulations of the assembly are abandoned and membership is open to all contributing congregations which declare themselves to be members. Each congregation manages its affairs as it pleases except when such management actually threatens the existence of the Assembly as a whole."

"While the assembly encourages groups not to let matters of money, property and prestige divert them from their spiritual and stewardship purposes, it recognizes that each congregation must be fully self supporting and therefore should avoid exploitation by outside contributions and subsist on its own voluntary contributions as may be necessary to cover its bare running expenses and a prudent reserve for contingencies that may arise in times of need."

"Adding to the health and beauty of the whole earth and its inhabitants rather than individual monuments to pride and exhibitionism or to overcome fear more suits the purposes of SHES."

"The assembly should never endorse, finance or lend its name to any outside enterprise. To this end the congregations should be encouraged never to endorse, finance, or lend their names to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, power, property and prestige divert any of them from their primary purpose."

"The assembly may create organizations, service boards or committees and recognize persons of merit and ordain ministers to assist, coordinate and facilitate the activities of congregations and those who might be or become members of congregations all also being directly responsible to those they serve recognizing that neither SHES nor the members of SHES can be dictated to either individually or collectively."

"It is hoped that the Assembly and the SHES shall grow through attraction rather than promotion. To this end the assembly should not be drawn into public controversy or ostentation and it encourages its congregations shun any public controversy and ostentatious displays of wealth, power or moral or doctrinal superiority."

"The primary purpose of the assembly is to assist the SHES and all interested humans in tolerating, respecting, recognizing, opening, preserving and protecting their rights to follow any of the many pathways, observing mutual respect and peace wherever possible, to spiritual enlightenment, health, and facilitating their works of earth stewardship."
 

How To Contact Us 

International Assembly of Spiritual Healers & Earth Stewards
9534 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117-2308

Telephone: (206) 783-3410 (Ed Campbell)
Fax: (206) 784-2206
Email: shes@seanet.com

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