Civility & Compassionate Communities

Citizens' Five Steps to a More Civil and Caring Utah

In Utah we are committed to respectful discourse and behavior toward all people. Further we are committed to being a welcoming, inclusive and caring community. Now is a great time to pass it on and start the five steps to a more caring Utah.

Step One - Reflect

I intend to make a personal assessment and reflect whether I am honoring the Civility Themes in all areas of my life.

Step Two - Share

I am going to share my thoughts and feelings in this regard with my close friends and family and encourage a family discussion about how we can all be more civil, caring and inclusive in our daily lives.

Step Three - Engage

I will engage in conversations with my neighbors, colleagues in the workplace, at school, religious gatherings and other community settings about the Civility Themes and how we can all be more civil, caring and inclusive.

Step Four - Act

In all of these settings we will set some action oriented goals to more fully realize these Civility Themes, to be more civil caring and inclusive and how we might be of service to others in consistent ways and act on them.

Step Five - Contribute

We will share the richness of our community stories, projects and ideas with other Utahns by contributing information to the Utah Civility and Community office.


Karen Armstrong talking about the Golden Rule