#WiserDemocracy entails replacing our 2 party system (which silences most citizens) with representatives who are held accountable to ALL voices (e.g., Voice of the People's Citizen Cabinets). This empowers the collective wisdom and compassion of ALL, which maximizes #EquityForAll.
We believe that educating and rallying 30 million of those supporters is critical mass to replace crony capitalism with a #WiserDemocracy (which will expedite the path to a #CaringCulture and a #CaringEconomy).
Most of those 30 million are already identified with 3 movement hubs:
Revolutionary Love (50+ orgs).
Catalyzing a #CaringCulture
Bridge Alliance (90+ orgs).
Empowering a #WiserDemocracy.
New Economy Coalition (210+orgs).
Co-creating a #CaringEconomy.
We envision uniting those movements, with the help of 30,000 civic/faith leaders; 10,000 #CompassionateCitizens Meetups; and with significant funding from Compassionate Realtors (via Connection Realty).
We seek to catalyze the #CompassionateCommunities campaign at Charter for Compassion by engaging #CompassionateCitizens (Meetup members) in respectful dialogue across diversity, in order to maximize the well being of the worst off. While this entails reducing suffering (e.g., from Hunger, Homelessness, Hopelessness, Hate and/or Health issues), our focus is on SYSTEMS change.
We are effectively uniting 3 movements:
1. #CaringCulture -- Employing Asset Based Community Development, to unleash the unique assets and gifts of citizens, to co-create #CompassionateCommunities.
2. #WiserDemocracy -- Politically empowering citizens, by educating them about the Deliberative Democracy movement, to hold all levels of government accountable to the collective wisdom and compassion of their constituents.
3. #CaringEconomy -- Economically empowering citizens, by educating them about the Triple Bottom Line, where consumers, workers and investors put People and Planet over Profits.
In April, 2016, we created a pilot Meetup group, #CompassionateCitizens Fox Valley, to serve as a template for transpartisan Meetups:
We also enthusiastically support a deeply mission aligned organization, which is creating and supporting transpartisan Meetups:
To fund the #CompassionateCitizens movement, Connection Realty will pair #CompassionateCitizens who are buying or selling a home with Compassionate Realtors who compete for value, while generously supporting the movement.
We are partnering with organizations and recruiting volunteer civic and faith leaders across the U.S., to help us unite "silos of compassion", and empower dialogue across diversity.
We encourage all to join or form a transpartisan Meetup sponsored by Crossing Party Lines.
If you are buying or selling home anywhere in the U.S., go to Connection-Realty.com to find a Compassionate Realtor who supports the movement.
Whether you participate in respectful dialogue-across-diversity, volunteer your talents, or promote the movement through word of mouth or on social media, we thank you for doing your part to build a community, and a world, that works for all.
Director, Time Banking Initiative
CEO, Seva Exchange
Director of #Permaculture/#Sociocracy
Co-founder, The Resiliency Institute
Compassionate Citizens Inc.
CFO, interim CEO
Founder, Sustainability Reporting Partners
Founder, Connection Realty
Co-director of Ecumenical Outreach
Co-director of Ecumenical Outreach
Director of FSBO Outreach
Advisor, #Transpartisan Meetups
Founder, The Global Lead
Advisor, Community Psychology
Jim Turner, co-editor, The Transpartisan Review
John Steiner, advisor, The Transpartisan Review
Michael Ostrolenk, advisor, The Transpartisan Review
See bios at The Transpartisan Review
ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Committee
Chair of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)
Managing Director, Nurture Development
CEO, TimeBanks USA
Board member, TimeBanks USA
Founder of Community 4:12
INTERFAITH DIALOGUE Committee
Founder of Center For Pluralism
Founder, Spiritual Playdate
Interfaith Leader and Educator
Founder, Something Or Other Publishing
AT LARGE advisors
Global Ambassador at Charter For Compassion International
Advisor, Transpartisan Review
Author, Beautiful and Abundant
Founder, Mainstream Media
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