US Values Alliance announces Top 6 Values for 2023
Values are more than simple words. They offer us an entry point into deep and meaningful conversations. The US Values Alliance believes in the power of values based discussions to unite, heal, and create a flourishing society.
Too often, values are used in a static and lifeless way that cover up conflict, mislead or even as a tool to foment division. The US Values Alliance is a collective of Values Based Practitioners, Authors and Community Leaders who work to promote deep and powerful discussions about values that allow us to get real insight about ourselves and others. In rich values based discussions beautiful byproducts emerge.
It is hard to talk about the atmosphere in America without including tension, challenges and division. We believe we can reenergize our faith in ourselves and in each other. When we ground ourselves on what is truly important, we can move forward with more clarity.
To that end, we have selected 6 values for 2023 that we encourage each American to think about and reflect on. Discover whether you also find this value important and what it means to you. What does it mean to others you care about and work with? How committed are you to this virtue in the face of a difficult situation? How might you live into the best version of yourself?
Our Top 6 Values for 2023 are:
Collaboration is essential to address climate change, healthcare, and social justice issues that require collective efforts, diverse perspectives, and cooperation.
Grace is needed to promote connectedness and heal the divides that have become more prevalent in many aspects of American society, including politics, social media, and interpersonal relationships.
Integrity is critical to restore trust in institutions and leaders, given the ongoing concerns about corruption and dishonesty in many sectors of American society.
Kindness is important in addressing mental health, poverty, and discrimination, as individuals and communities will need empathy, compassion, and support to overcome these challenges.
Respect is key in promoting inclusivity and understanding, especially given the country’s increasing diversity, including racial, cultural, and religious differences.
Unity is needed to overcome the divisive issues and conflicts that threaten to tear communities apart and find common ground to work together towards a shared vision of progress and prosperity.
To further inspire contemplation of these values, the US Values Alliance is publishing a series of essays on each of these values. Please see our blog for the essays.
The US Values Alliance is a collective of Values Based Practitioners, Authors and Community Leaders who believe in the power of values based discussions to unite, heal, and create a flourishing society. For more information on the alliance, please visit www.usvaluesalliance.com or email David M Green at [email protected]