CITIZENS Circle Parliament
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“Everyone have the right to participate in decision-making processes that may be relevant in their lives and to influence decisions taken in their regard — within the family, the school or the community.”
|On January 12, 2001, 100 of the World’s Nobel Peace Laureates published a ‘Dire Warning For Planet Earth’, reinforcing the idea that it is time to change the way we think:|
“The most profound danger to world peace in the coming years will stem not from the irrational acts of states or individuals but from the legitimate demands of the world’s dispossessed… It is time to turn our backs on the unilateral search for security, in which we seek to shelter behind walls. Instead, we must persist in the quest for united action to counter both global warming and a weaponised world. To survive in the world we have transformed, we must learn to think in a new way. As never before, the future of each depends on the good of all.”
A Voice for Citizens
A Citizens Circle Parliament (CCP) provides a context to amplify the voice of citizens to develop their ability to make democratic decisions and generate unique solutions that will affect their futures. The Citizens Circle Parliament will give citizens a voice in the which will have profound effects on the future of their world.
Citizens Circle Parliament
The Citizens Circle Parliament will facilitate a voice and provide skills to facilitate communication, problems solving to become better citizens working within a democratic framework, where all voices are valued equally
The Citizens Circle Parliament is the first Parliament of this type in the world that is collaborative and proposes a central philosophy of conflict resolution, peaceful philosophy focussed on creative, integrated thinking processes in a positive fun environment.
The Citizens Circle Parliament is collaborative and cooperative, there is no opposition party. Its core belief is to solve problems through creative collaboration and compassionate communication. A holistic we/us rather than antagonistic we/them paradigm. It will focus on local community issues that directly affect citizens and the community within which they live. Citizens will learn to look at all sides of issues that are of concern in their community and explore creative solutions. They will learn to become citizens, to connect with others and participate in the democratic process.
The Citizens Circle Parliament is cyber based and issues are researched and explored.
The Citizens Circle Parliament is importantly a fun Circle Parliament and person centred. The symbol of the Circle Parliament will be Peacefull. Peacefull symbolizes virtues such as: compassion, non-judgement, fairness, unconditional love, trying new things and a sense of humour.
The Citizens Circle Parliament encourages children …
‘To be the Change You Wish to See in the World” (Gandhi).