Civil and Compassionate Communities

Civil and Compassionate Communities

Citizens' Five Steps to a More Civil and Caring Utah

In Utah we are committed to respectful discourse and behavior toward all people. Further we are committed to being a welcoming, inclusive and caring community. Now is a great time to pass it on and start the five steps to a more caring Utah.

Step One - Reflect


I intend to make a personal assessment and reflect whether I am honoring the Civility Themes in all areas of my life.

Step Two - Share


I am going to share my thoughts and feelings in this regard with my close friends and family and encourage a family discussion about how we can all be more civil, caring and inclusive in our daily lives.

Step Three - Engage


I will engage in conversations with my neighbors, colleagues in the workplace, at school, religious gatherings and other community settings about the Civility Themes and how we can all be more civil, caring and inclusive.

Step Four - Act


In all of these settings we will set some action oriented goals to more fully realize these Civility Themes, to be more civil caring and inclusive and how we might be of service to others in consistent ways and act on them.

Step Five - Contribute


We will share the richness of our community stories, projects and ideas with other Utahns by contributing information to the Utah Civility and Community office.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA


The following video is a Ted Talk by John Kesler about the Integral Approach to Local and Global Flourishing.
John T. Kesler is a practicing attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah and he also shares an awareness and meditation practice and has been a social activist through writing, speaking, facilitating and consulting. He always closely links working on internal awareness, integration and growth with social activism in the world, as a part of his own life practice and as a core aspect of what he shares with others. In addition, he and his colleagues mentor communities in the context of a global environment through the non-profit organization, which he founded and chairs, the Salt Lake Center for Engaging Communities. 

An Integral Approach to Local and Global Flourishing: John Kesler at TEDxSaltLakeCity

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