Mission, Vision & Values
In 1928, Bishop Kirkman Finlay envisioned a place in the mountains of Western North Carolina, rooted in the Episcopal Church, grown from the love of Jesus, and open to all people. We share the spirit of this place equally with all who desire its experience and affect in the world, and we welcome people of all religions, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, abilities, sexual orientations and gender expressions.
Kanuga is a gathering place inviting all people to connect with each other, nature and the Creator.
To inspire a more mindful and compassionate world.
Our Core Values:
We seek to awaken a world of good by providing programs that transform and nourish the soul for work beyond Kanuga.
We honor the presence and image of God in every person and offer radical hospitality to all guests while striving for a work environment that supports staff with living wages and quality benefits.
We treasure God’s gift of creation and commit to using and teaching sustainable models that have the least impact on our land and resources.
We give generously while using our inheritance wisely, utilizing our resources responsibly so that Kanuga is preserved for future generations.
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