Bridging Societal Divides, Promoting Civic Engagement, and Inspiring Collective Action
Join the Living Together Movement
Welcome to the Living Together Movement, a nonpartisan community dialogue initiative providing a secure space for meaningful encounters that fuel civic engagement and collective action. Our chapter meetings serve as a platform where differences converge, similarities emerge, and shared values unite. Join us in the exchange of ideas, as we collaboratively explore ways to cultivate and uphold a culture of peace, nonviolence, and justice within our communities.
Why We Need The Living Together Movement
A Response to Increasing Societal Divisions
The Living Together Movement responds to the challenges of our era, marked by increasing societal divisions and the pervasive influence of online interactions. The prevalence of misinformation in social media echo chambers has fueled trends of hatred, fear, and tension. In a world fragmenting further on news platforms and devices, the movement recognizes the need for a transformative shift, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has intensified feelings of isolation. By rekindling compassion and empathy, the movement aims to counteract divisive forces, fostering a sense of togetherness that transcends geographical and virtual boundaries. In a world where interpersonal connections are strained, the Living Together Movement serves as a call to restore bonds, urging individuals to join in building a more united and compassionate global community.
How Living Together Movement Transforms Communities, Neighborhoods, Cities, and Higher Institutions of Learning
At the heart of Living Together Movement is a commitment to bridging societal divides. Conceived by ICERMediation, this initiative aims to elevate civic engagement and collective action, guided by principles of nonviolence, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our mission extends beyond mere rhetoric—we strive to actively address and repair the fractures in our society, fostering transformative conversations one dialogue at a time. Living Together Movement provides a platform for authentic, safe, and meaningful discussions that transcend boundaries of race, gender, ethnicity, and religion, offering a powerful antidote to binary thinking and divisive rhetoric.
On a grand scale, the potential for societal healing is vast. To facilitate this transformative process, we’ve introduced a user-friendly web and mobile application. This tool empowers individuals to create Living Together Movement groups online, inviting members from their communities or college campuses. These groups can then organize, plan, and host in-person chapter meetings, facilitating impactful change in communities, cities, and educational institutions.
Create a Living Together Movement Group
Our Mission and Vision - Building Bridges, Creating Connections
Our mission is simple yet transformative: to provide a space where individuals from all walks of life can come together, learn from one another, and forge connections based on shared values and understanding. The Living Together Movement envisions a world where differences are not barriers but rather opportunities for growth and enrichment. We believe in the power of dialogue, education, and empathy to break down walls and build bridges between communities.
Living Together Movement Chapters - Safe Havens for Understanding
Our Living Together Movement chapters serve as safe havens for meaningful encounters. These spaces are designed to:
Educate: We strive to understand and appreciate our differences through open and respectful dialogue.
Discover: Uncover the common ground and shared values that bind us together.
Cultivate: Foster mutual understanding and empathy, nurturing a culture of compassion.
Build Trust: Break down barriers, dispel fear and hatred, and build trust among diverse communities.
Celebrate Diversity: Embrace and respect the richness of cultures, backgrounds, and traditions.
Inclusion and Equity: Provide access to inclusion and equity, ensuring that everyone has a voice.
Recognize Humanity: Acknowledge and accept the shared humanity that unites us all.
Preserve Cultures: Safeguard and celebrate our cultures and ancient traditions, recognizing them as valuable contributions to our shared tapestry.
Promote Civic Engagement: Encourage collective action and civic engagement for positive social change.
Peaceful Coexistence: Live together in peace, fostering an environment that preserves our planet for generations to come.
Bringing Our Vision to Life: Your Role in the Living Together Movement
Wondering how the Living Together Movement plans to achieve its transformative goals? It’s all about you and the communities you are a part of.
Host Meaningful Gatherings:
Living Together Movement chapters are at the heart of our strategy. These chapters will be the nurturing grounds for understanding, empathy, and unity. Regular meetings will provide a space for citizens and residents to come together, learn, and build connections.
Join the Movement - Volunteer and Create Change
The rollout of this opportunity on a global scale depends on individuals like you. We invite you to take an active role in spreading the message of unity and compassion. Here’s how you can make a difference:
Volunteer: Be the change you want to see. Your commitment to the cause can be a catalyst for positive transformation.
Create a Group on ICERMediation: Utilize the power of technology to organize and connect. Create a group on ICERMediation to facilitate seamless communication and coordination.
Organize and Plan: Take the lead in organizing Living Together Movement chapter meetings in your neighborhood, community, city, college/university campus, and other institutions of learning. Your initiative can be the spark that ignites change.
Start Hosting Meetings: Transform your vision into reality. Initiate Living Together Movement chapter meetings, providing a platform for open dialogue and understanding.
We're Here to Support You
Embarking on this journey may seem like a significant step, but you’re not alone. The Living Together Movement is committed to supporting you every step of the way. Whether you need resources, guidance, or encouragement, our network is here for you. Join us in making a tangible impact in your community and beyond. Together, let’s create spaces where unity thrives, understanding prevails, and compassion becomes the common language. The Living Together Movement begins with you – let’s shape a world where living together is not just a concept but a vibrant reality.
How Living Together Movement Chapter Meetings Unfold
Discover the dynamic structure of Living Together Movement chapter meetings, carefully designed to foster connection, understanding, and collective action:
- Commence each gathering with insightful introductions, setting the tone for an inclusive and engaging session.
Self-Care Session: Music, Food, and Poetry:
- Nurture both body and soul with a blend of music, culinary delights, and poetic expressions. Delve into the essence of self-care as we celebrate cultural diversity.
- Unite in reciting the Living Together Movement mantra, reinforcing our commitment to peaceful coexistence and shared values.
Expert Talks and Conversations (Q&A):
- Engage with invited experts as they share insights on pertinent topics. Foster dialogue through interactive Q&A sessions, promoting a deeper understanding of key issues.
I-Report (Community Discussion):
- Open the floor to a general discussion where participants can share insights on factors influencing peace and security in their neighborhoods, communities, cities, colleges, or universities.
Collective Action Brainstorming:
- Collaborate in group brainstorming sessions to explore actionable initiatives. Answer the call to action and devise plans to contribute positively to the community.
Incorporating Local Flavor:
- Elevate the meeting experience by incorporating local food from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. This not only enhances the atmosphere but also provides an opportunity to embrace and appreciate different cultures.
Community Engagement Through Art and Music:
- Immerse in the rich tapestry of local communities, educational institutions, and artistic expressions. Embrace a variety of artistic works that delve into heritage, promoting preservation, exploration, education, and showcasing diverse artistic talents.
Living Together Movement chapter meetings are not just gatherings; they are vibrant platforms for meaningful interaction, cultural exchange, and collaborative efforts towards building harmonious societies. Join us as we connect communities, explore diversity, and champion positive change.
Discovering Living Together Movement Resources
If you’re gearing up to establish a Living Together Movement chapter in your neighborhood, community, city, or university, access valuable documents to guide you through the process. Begin by downloading and reviewing the Strategic Planning Template in English or in French tailored for Living Together Movement Chapter Leaders.
For seamless hosting and facilitation of your Living Together Movement chapter meetings, explore the Description of the Living Together Movement and Regular Chapter Meeting Agenda Document in English or in French. This comprehensive guide serves as a universal reference for all Living Together Movement chapter meetings conducted globally. Ensure you’re well-equipped for the journey ahead by accessing these essential resources.
If you're seeking assistance in establishing your Living Together Movement Chapter, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Join Us on the Journey - Building Bridges, Fostering Unity: The Heartbeat of Living Together Movement
The Living Together Movement invites you to be a part of this transformative journey towards a world where understanding triumphs over ignorance, and unity prevails over division. Together, we can create a tapestry of interconnectedness, where every thread contributes to the vibrant and diverse fabric of humanity.
Join a Living Together Movement chapter near you and become a catalyst for positive change. Together, let's shape a future where we not only live together but thrive together in harmony.