Personal Civility Commitment

The Civility Task Force and the advisory board felt it important to expand the group commitment since civility is a personal responsibility and means different things to different people. The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding invites individuals to expand on their commitment to civility. Here are some of our board members personal pledges; add and share yours.

I pledge to . . .

  • Be fair and open-minded in all my interactions.
  • Listen to others, share ideas with a goal of improving them, live up to my role as a citizen in a democracy, and reach out to people different than me.
  • Bring civility, respect and understanding into my daily life on a personal and public level, in all interactions with others, regardless of alignment of thoughts, philosophy or ideology. I pledge to treat everyone with dignity and respect and I will strive daily to honor his pledge, knowing the world will be a better place because of my effort
  • Choose kindness in every interaction, even those that are difficult.
  • To treat others with respect. I will strive to maintain their dignity and I will be tolerant of viewpoints different than my own.
  • To listen respectfully to all points of view and to consider the welfare of our relationships that lead to strong collaborations.
  • Treat people with respect, refuse to participate in gossip, try to be nonjudgmental and compassionate.
  • Behave politely and work in good faith with others to achieve constructive dialog that will aid in the desired goal.
  • Treat all people with respect and with regard to their personal beliefs. Be willing to open to other people‚Äôs opinions, even if they differ from my own.
  • Interact with myself, my friends, family, colleagues and neighbors with integrity, consideration and compassion. Regardless of our differences, I pledge to be civil and honest, and to honor each individual as an integral part of my global community.
  • Respect others and listen and seek to understand a different perspective by understanding the issue.
  • Celebrate the rich diverseness of our community, treating everyone with respect and each situation with compassion.
  • To treat others as I would like to be treated.
  • To work to create a community in which civil dialogue is encouraged and used to bridge cultural differences.
  • Be civil in my public discourse and behavior. I will be respectful of others, whether or not I agree with them. I will stand against incivility when I see it.