Spiritual Values

Spiritual Values in the Third Sector (SPIRIT3)



  • To identify and measure spiritual values indicators
  • To ensure spiritual values and long-term organisational growth and sustainability
  • To generate theoretical innovation of spiritual values

Project Investigator

  • Dr David Palmer, Department of Sociology


  • Sustainable Development Coordination Unit, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Sustainable Behaviour Research Group, Fudan University, P R China
  • Seeds Foundation
  • Badi Foundation
  • Philanthropy in Motion (PIM)
  • Fullness Social Enterprises Society
  • Centre for Spiritual Progress to Great Awakening

Target Sector

  • NGOs and Foundations interested in methods of drawing on spiritual values to enhance organisational effectiveness

Expected Deliverables

  • Three closed-door workshops with partner CSOs; three public training workshops and an international conference on spiritual values
  • Training Materials
  • Localised, translated and enhanced training programme and materials on “Making the Invisible Visible: Measuring Values for Organizational Change”
  • Revised, expanded, integrated and tested training programme and materials on “Motivation, Vision and Action (MOVA): Nurturing and Applying Spiritual Values in Civil Society Organizations”
  • Two PhD theses on spiritual values among faith-based organisations
  • Three academic articles to peer-reviewed journals
  • A revamped, bilingual SPIRIT3 website

Event Highlights

 Jan 13, 2015 SEEDS Assessment Tools Workshop