Our big, essential, underlying question:
“What can I do to advance what I would consider to be the ‘common good’ for other people?”
The "what I can do" constitutes our civic obligations and responsibilities.
And within a global context:
What do people throughout the world believe are civic obligations and responsibilities?
Can everyone agree on a “common good”? Is the common good a worthy goal?
What can all of us do individually to advance a common good? Should humans be required to do those things?
We are exploring how these obligations + responsibilities play out in five areas and leaving open a sixth for issues that emerge in our initiative.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND WEll-BEING
What can/should individuals do to insure health and well-being for their
What can/should individuals do to ensure that we preserve our planet, secure clean and safe water and air, protect our natural resources, maintain livable temperatures, and ensure that the world can continue to support human life?
JUSTICE, LAWS, AND PUBLIC SERVICE
What can/should individuals do to guarantee rights and representation and improve the quality of life for their fellow humans?
TO BE DETERMINED
The questions that we don't know we have yet.
SECURING AND PRESERVING PEACE
What can/should individuals do to secure and preserve peace so that no one has to live in fear or in danger of losing their lives?
UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS
What can/should individuals do to protect the rights guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that every nation on the planet agreed to after the end of World War II?