It is no coincidence that the Greek root cosmos is brought to life in the word that describes the very universe we inhabit, but also in words that describe beauty (think “cosmetics”). Cosmos resonates in a deeper and fuller sense than just aesthetics, though– it speaks of oneness and harmonious order. The intricate and perfect dance of the universe– suns, planets, and galaxies– is reflected on earth in smaller, closer moments of beauty. At Restoration Village Arts, we believe artists and peacemakers building harmonious community in the rubric of liberating spiritualities will create a beautiful and just world. These moments of beauty are inbreakings of the oneness of all that is. And, we believe, deeply necessary for our collective salvation.