Mission Statement


Murray Grove is a Universalist retreat center inspired by the concept of radical hospitality, serving people of diverse backgrounds both in person and on-line providing opportunities for rest, renewal, inspiration and growth.  Murray Grove supports people to create a world of greater kindness and justice through social justice action, the arts and our natural environment.


Building a future of justice and kindness for all.

Universal Love – honoring the inherent divinity and interdependent unity of all life.

Radical Hospitality – creating a sanctuary where mutual respect is fundamental, where people: are welcome and cared for; discover and reveal the promise they carry within them; bring their differences and gifts to co-create a safe space for deep personal and collective learning, broad reflection, and renewed commitment.

Inclusive Community – welcoming all who are respectful of others and reaching out to groups that are marginalized by our culture.

Lifelong learning, spiritual deepening and prophetic transformation – cultivating transformation and spiritual development, thus inspiring and encouraging people to work throughout their lives with courage and love to make the world a better place.

Reverence for life and the natural world – respecting and caring for the natural world and affirming the inspiration humans derive from it.

We Value:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; acceptance of one another and spiritual growth; a free and responsible search for truth and meaning; the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process; the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part; and journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.