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M.2. Organizations Outside of the RC Community

Co-Counselors in non-RC organizations may not recruit Co-Counselors into, or hire Co-Counselors to work in, their organizations unless the people involved had a previously established non-RC relationship. Co-Counselors are instead urged to start their own organizations and recruit contacts from outside RC. Co-Counselors teaching Co-Counseling through United to End Racism (UER) or other projects of the RC Community (see Note V, Projects Aimed Outside the RC Community, on page __) should think of themselves in this work as RC leaders. The people they teach in these projects are prospective RCers and the no-socializing policy applies to them.

RCers who are considering projects that may conflict with this Guideline must consult with their RRP, who will then consult with the International Reference Person (IRP).

Sometimes Co-Counselors who did not have a previously established non-RC relationship become members of the same organization (or work for the same employer or go to the same school). But neither person is part of that organization because of the other person. In this case, both people need to discharge in sessions on any distresses that affect their relationship, either in the organization or in RC. They may consult about these relationships with the Area Reference Person (ARP) (or RRP if there is no ARP) and relevant International Liberation Reference Person (ILRP) if the organization is constituency-based.


If Co-Counselors recruit another Co-Counselor into, or hire them to work in, a non-RC organization, they add a non-RC relationship to a previously established RC relationship. It may feel more comfortable to recruit or hire a Co-Counselor, but it confuses the relationship.

As we grow as a Community, more Co-Counselors become members of the same organizations or work for the same employer. Having sessions and discharging about their relationships is important. It helps keep the RC and non-RC relationships separate and free of confusions coming from early hurts. The RC relationship should remain the primary relationship.

Co-Counselors should reach out to new people and bring them into RC. RC Community projects, such as United to End Racism (UER), are organized to make RC available to specific populations. The issues that arise in relationships made through these projects are the same as those that arise between Co-Counselors. The no-socializing policy should be applied to these relationships as well.

Last modified: 2019-05-02 14:41:35+00