The purpose of this discussion is to arrive at and document an agreed and brief formal vision (mission) statement for mePEACE.org. That brief statement should ideally summarise in less than 30 words what we want to achieve and where, and how and why and by when.
Once we have some concensus on the overall Vision (mission, statement of purpose, objective), we can begin to discuss more practical smaller projects that can help us achieve that Vision (mission).
For an example of its use see: mePEACEplan -- The planning process
which is at http://www.mepeace.org/group/mepeaceplan/forum/topic/show?id=661876...
. In that example the formal vision was: The COA is a self-help organisation of Jewish people providing older Jewish people their own special place for companionship and support.
The task here is to arrive at similar style formal vision statement for mePEACE.org.
Jafra pointed us to this explanation of developing the vision/mission:
Develop a Statement of Purpose: The first step is to define, with absolute clarity and deep conviction, the purpose of the community. An effective statement of purpose will be a clear, commonly understood statement of that which identifies and binds the community together as worthy of pursuit. When properly done, it can usually be expressed in a single sentence. Participants will say about the purpose, "If we could achieve that, my life would have meaning."