Stefan Pasti is the Founder and Resource Coordinator for The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative (at www.cpcsi.org).
The CPCS Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation.
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative is currently seeking advisors and collaborators for a large survey project: The Recalibrating Our “Moral Compasses” (ROMC) Survey Project.
There is highly reliable evidence pointing to a deep rooted misalignment between what our “moral compasses” are telling us, and how unprecedented the challenges of our times really are. [For supporting evidence, see the 20 page “Example Challenge Assessment” in Appendix B of the 74 page ROMC Survey Project Prospectus (in the Press Kit for the ROMC Survey Project, below).]
If we have serious concerns about the nature and reliability of our “moral compasses” at this critical time, we may not be able to make enough of a transition away from the kind of capital misallocations “which deplete the world’s stock of natural wealth” and “allow businesses to run up significant, largely unaccounted for, and unchecked social and environmental externalities”.
The ROMC Survey Project, in this initial “idea becoming a project stage”, would be a survey of 300 people from around the world, who are well known in fields of activity associated with creating a peaceful and sustainable world.
The key questions of the survey would request in-depth critical challenge assessments, field specific solutions guides, and preferences for collaborative problem solving models—and seek input on questions such as
a) what is a “moral compass”? b) what percentage of people have a “moral compass” which is relevant to the challenges of our times? c) how a “moral compass” might be created and maintained, so that it remains relevant even during times of unprecedented culture change One of the key goals of The ROMC Survey Project is a free Ebook of 30 complete survey responses (from the 300 responses received). [Note: all 300 responses would be accessible on The ROMC Survey Project website.]
Such an Ebook could be a catalyst for many similar surveys, and could lead to many local collaborative problem solving initiatives.
The ROMC Survey Project highlights linkages between the offices of sustainability, offices of religious and spiritual life, offices of civic engagement, and peacebuilding curriculum at institutes of higher education—offices and curriculum which have become more and more important in the last ten years.
Carrying out The ROMC Survey Project can create many highly relevant educational experiences (Ex: for student volunteers at universities and colleges).
The ROMC Survey Project is an example of how comprehensive and proactive collaborative problem solving and citizen peacebuilding can be—and needs to be—at this critical time.
I encourage readers of this message to explore the supporting documents for The ROMC Survey Project in the Press Kit for The ROMC Survey Project (at http://www.cpcs.co/romc-survey-project.html ).
There is much that can be done to contribute to the fields of collaborative problem solving and citizen peacebuilding that has not yet been done.
I welcome comments, questions, suggestions, and recommendations—as well as the requested suggestions about appropriate survey respondents.
For more information, contact ROMC Survey Project Coordinator, Stefan Pasti, at firstname.lastname@example.org