ABOUT 2017-06-10T07:46:30+00:00

 

 

WHO ARE WE?

 

 

Coalition for Good is a diverse network of caring individuals, schools, groups, projects, businesses and organizations committed to our Community Good. We view the world as a community: humans, animals, and the planet itself. We connect and support all who are doing the transformative work of creating a more compassionate, diverse, inclusive, just, and equitable world for all. We are a grassroots membership organization connecting all who are guided and inspired by our shared caring values and ideals:

 

Sometimes the most basic of words need clarification as to intended meaning, so here ya go. 🙂

Sympathy is feeling sorry for another’s hurt or pain, whereas empathy is the ability to feel the other person’s pain, acknowledging a shared experience.  Compassion is when we translate that shared concern and feeling into action. True compassion reaches out to all people and even to all living creatures.

In a caring world, we cultivate our ability to empathize and make compassionate decisions for ourselves, loved ones, and for the greater Community Good, which includes all life on this planet we all call home. When we truly care about others, we are able to infuse more compassion and empathy into our relationships.

 

Decisions are made with all levels of community in mind: Individuals, families, neighborhoods, local community, national community, global community. Coalition members appreciate how important diversity is in sustaining healthy relationships, organizations and communities. Diversity isn’t enough; access and inclusion are critically important. The desire for solidarity and harmony drives our inclusive decisions, as we learn to celebrate the unity in diversity.

 

Our vision of cooperation and collaboration goes much deeper and is more a vision of Partnership and Alliance.

Decisions are made with the knowledge that robust diversity and genuine cooperation, rather than prohibitive and often detrimental competition and fragmentation that have become our norm, are necessary for lasting success which benefits The Community Good. While we may focus our energy and resources on one specific issue — or a certain approach to an issue — we acknowledge the importance of and need for other members’ work in the realms of justice, equity, equality, healing and systemic transformation and support them as we are able. At the very least, we care about the issue and their efforts and will not stand in the way of any nonviolent approach. Caring is not a competition.

 

We strive to have the courage to choose more nurturing, less exploitative and destructive actions; the courage to allow for “enoughness” rather than the constant market-driven quest for growth; and the courage to defend and support meaningful, genuine efforts toward a more caring world for all. 

We know that money is a tool, not a value and not the ultimate end goal of any idea or endeavor; the world cannot sustain this growth-at-any-cost mentality.

Coalition members are mindful of considering the Community Good in all decisions. We recognize the need to stand up and speak out against exploitation in all forms — including bullying and often violent cultures (online and off) — and strive to have the courage and integrity to be the ones who stand up and speak out. Coalition members acknowledge that inequities and oppression are real — that racism and various forms of bigotry are real — and that it’s not divisive to bring attention to these issues. 

 

We are committed to being aware and informed, and with that information doing our best to make wise decisions. Wise decisions are balanced, thoughtful and mindful, informed via critical thinking, our individual intuitive wisdom, and collective wisdom. Wise decisions consider the impact of our actions on different sectors of the Community Good (civic, economic, cultural, and environmental), now and in the future. 

We support and encourage one another to remember that we — especially the collective “we” — have the power to change the trajectory we’re on as a species, and how we’re impacting other humans, other species and the planet.

 

When we are open to caring about, we are open and can more easily connect with those of like mind and heart. The Coalition hopes to facilitate more than connection; we hope to nurture ongoing relationships among the various silos and sectors of community. In doing the work of building meaningful relationships, we can more genuinely care for others — not only as individuals but also as organizational entities.

It is in the work of developing meaningful relationships that we can cultivate trust; trust is a precious and rare commodity these days. When we deepen our relationships to the point that we allow ourselves to trust one another, that is when we can begin caring with.  

 

“Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due.” – Horace Walpole

TRUTH   >   JUSTICE   >   PEACE

 

 

 

WHY WAS COALITION FOR GOOD CREATED?

 

 

 

VISION:  To create a genuinely collaborative, multi-sector, grassroots alliance built on shared values and aligned visions, with the goal of catalyzing transformation toward a caring, compassionate, diverse, inclusive, just world that works for everyone. Our coalition is envisioned as a galvanizing hub for the growing — yet fragmented — movements for transformative change.

Joining us celebrates our common humanity and is a path of solidarity toward a new way of doing and being, a path which runs parallel to and collaborates with many other efforts which are aligned with and supportive of Our Community Good.

 

 

  

HOW DO WE PROPOSE TO INITIATE TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE?

 

 

MISSION:  

1. To empower diverse, multi-sector organizations and communities in the transformative work of building caring, diverse, inclusive, just, equitable, resilient societies by providing educational materials, tools and programs to the public, business and organizations;

2. To create membership organizations and online platforms to connect individuals, organizations and businesses for the purpose of engaging in activities and projects that benefit the Community Good;

3. To strengthen communities by supporting the many existing aligned grassroots, community-supportive projects and organizations; sponsor and incubate programs that encourage more diverse, inclusive, equitable community ownership; cultivate intersectoral collaborative connections and relationships.

4. To create collaborative opportunities based upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, “17 Goals to Transform Our World.”

 

OUR ETHOS OF CARE:

We believe healing, transformation and commitment to The Community Good begins with being aware:

With awareness we can expand and deepen our capacity to care

With care comes connection and relationship;

With relationship comes the opportunity to see truth and build trust;

With trust comes heartfelt compassion and empathy;

With compassion and empathy come justice and healing;

With justice and healing comes peace;

With PEACE we can create meaningful, sustainable lives, communities and societies.

BUT, FIRST, WE MUST CARE.

 

The path to cultural transformation begins with Care:  Caring about, in order to care for and, ultimately, care with one another. We care about the well-being of Humanity and all life on this planet, as well as the Earth herself.

While we may focus our energy and resources on one specific issue — or a certain approach to an issue — we acknowledge the importance of and need for other members’ work and support them as we are able. At the very least, we care about the issue and will not stand in the way of any nonviolent approach.

Caring is not a competition.

Only when we genuinely care can collaboration be transformative — and sustainable.

What might our world look like if caring values were embraced and acted upon by more individuals, enterprises, organizations and institutions, with a dedication to Community Good?

What if we could change everything by having the courage to ask “What If”?

Imagine the potential transformation toward justice, equity and harmony in our culture, civic life, economic activities, and the environment.

Joining The Coalition for Good is one action which puts us on a path of toward a new way of doing and being; a path which runs parallel and collaborates with many other efforts which are aligned with and supportive of individual and systemic transformative healing; a restoration and rejuvenation of Our Community Good. 

 

For now, please join us by *liking* the Facebook Page, and to show your support for the values and mission as stated above:

https://www.facebook.com/CoalitionforGood

 

 

Who Cares?  We do.   🙂  

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Coalition for Good is fiscally-sponsored by Mission.Earth, which is owned and operated by Sponsor, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.