A private online forum for OSL members opened Saturday, November 20th. Vowed members of the Order can access the forum through the member's only portions of this web site. The purpose of the member's only section is to provide a place where topics restricted to the membership can be discussed and worked on collaboratively. Abbot Dan Benedict has started the forum area with a discussion on members leaving the Order. Br. Dan's desire is to include the larger community as the topic involves all of the Order's members.
The member's forum is not the same as the Cyber-Chapter. The Cyber-Chapter is a public forum and enjoys broad support both within and outside of the Order. The member's forum allows members to collaborate in private with each other on topics specifically restricted to the membership. Some examples of such topics includes private prayer requests, proposals to change our constitution or bylaws, and general discussions of a family nature that involve the broader membership of the Order but do not need to be shared with the public at large.
The member's forum will provide space for any chapter that wishes to have it's own discussion area.