#LiveORANS Every Day

You Can Make the Change You Want

Our belief is that through widespread adoption of relational ways, together we can increase well-being and create lasting positive change for ourselves, for our families, and for our planet.

What is the ORANS Community?

The ORANS community shares a worldview that all of humanity is connected and that we can't help ourselves if we harm or ignore others.
We are change agents from all races, religions, genders, and nations.
We don't bother with labels so we don't care what you look like, where your from, who you love or what you worship - so long as you have a desire to be relational in the way you live and you want to be part of spreading this peaceful and loving approach around the world.

The ORANS Community Interacts Relationally

As part of the ORANS Community, you are strong and brave, and you don’t use your power to hurt others. In being clear, you are honest--in a gentle way. You are also not soft or a push-over. You don’t crumble and cave in. You find a middle way of being that is good for both you and others. That way is gentle. The Seven Ways of Being Relational are your how-to guide for that middle way. They create a bridge to something new in the interaction that did not exist before.

Why Join the ORANS community?

By Joining the ORANS community you will become a part of a network of people interested in promoting general well-being and changing the world, one interaction at a time. As a member of the ORANS community you’ll have the opportunity to participate in exciting events that will connect you to others and to your community, to challenge yourself with our ORANS challenges, to support the creation of crucial curricula that aims to help high school students learn the ways to quality interaction as they become more independent, and much more!

I’m digging it! How can I help to spread the message?

We’re all about bringing our message to as many people as possible, so sharing is encouraged! Some ways to spread the Being Relational message are:

Volunteer and Use Your Energy to Create Better Outcomes

Follow us! We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (links below)

Invite your friends to follow us!

Share our blog posts

Share a relational article or photo and #liveORANS

Tweet @JoinORANS #LiveORANS

Come to one of our ORANS events

Participate in an ORANS challenge

Buy the book

Tell others about Being Relational and What it Means to You

#LiveORANS every day!

Ways to Participate in ORANS

Below are a few of the many ways you can take action to make a difference today, to be relational and invite others to be relational too.

Join ORANS By:

Volunteering to spread the word about Orans and inviting others to Be Relational.

Join ORANS By:

Taking good care of yourself, avoiding excess, so that you can be engaged when you are with other people.

Join ORANS By:

Waking up from your slumber, putting away the phone, and offering a smile when you see someone.

Share Your ORANS Moments

Post on Facebook when you feel the relational vibe. #LiveORANS


"Orans" is an open posture symbolizing vulnerability, receptiveness, tranquility, and blessing. By practicing the behaviors and attitudes that encompass what it means to BE RELATIONAL, we can transcend differences and beliefs to create unity under a common desire for peace and mutual well-being. www.joinorans.org #LiveORANS #BeRelational
ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
This makes a lot of sense to us at ORANS - let us know if you agree.
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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
To All orgs wanting #peace :we must join forces to exercise political power - vote for Congress candidate ONLY if they pledge to #RepealAUMF
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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
Have we lost sight of how we arrived at this point in our history where being "at war" is the norm, perpetual and with no end in sight?
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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
Here is our poll for Veterans. America needs to know what you think.
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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
Please consider completing our poll and sharing your thoughts with us!
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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
Being kind means you see all the options... and you're committed to the fact that violence is not one of them!

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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
As this whole thing unfolds and more information comes out, it is clear - Killing the family of "bad guys" just to "collect intelligence" is immoral. We need to Commit to #Nonviolence. How can we justify this kind of action when there are countless other ways to gather intelligence and thwart terrorists? Just because we have weapons and special forces doesn't mean they should be our go-to preferred solution to problems. The Pentagon needs to rethink its role, change its priorities in how it uses the tremendous financial resources at its disposal (with less spending on weapons and strike capabilities), and engage with the tech, psychology, and faith communities (among others) to find better ways to protect Americans without inflaming anti-American passions with raids, drone strikes and other uses of military force. It hasn't worked in keeping us or the world safer for more than 50 years now (look back at Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan wars etc) - let's use our creativity and ingenuity to find a better way that also will engage the "better angels of our nature" as Lincoln once urged. Then we might make friends in the world instead of more enemies.
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ORANSApril 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
13 kind ways to get out of a bad conversation! What's your favorite?

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ORANS updated their cover photo.April 26th, 2017 at 11:10pm
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