We build a stronger and more diverse community by actively sharing our ideas and opinions with others in thoughtful and considerate ways. By practicing this basic commitment to civility, we learn and grow from one another - even in disagreement.
WHAT SIGNING THE PLEDGE MEANS
When people sign the pledge, they are not saying they have not been civil in the past. They're simply expressing their intention and their aspiration to be civil, while at the same time recognizing that we are all human!
When people sign the pledge, they're expressing their intention and their aspiration. The core principles of the "Speak Your Peace" campaign really resonate with the standards and expectations of an enlightened and engaged society.
Today and every day I aspire to practice the following skills:
Be Aware of Others & Sensitive to the Immediate Context of Actions
Understand Other Points of View
Welcome All; Don't Exclude Anyone
Remind Others of the Importance of this Practice
Honor Others (Especially in Disagreement)
Find Opportunities to Agree
Repair Damaged Relationships
Give Constructive Comments, Suggestions & Feedback
No Personal Attacks, Instead Focus on Issues
Don't Shift Blame; Share Disagreements Publicly
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