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Alton, David Citizen Virtues ISBN 13: 9780002740203

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A popular, ground-breaking book that sets out the vision and values to form the basis for a more caring and compassionate society. Since the landslide victory of New Labour and the death of Princess Diana, it has become fashionable to speak of compassion, tolerance, justice and community. People are looking for deeper values. But will anything really change? Our families, localities and government are all suffering from broken promises and lack of care. We know there is something wrong but we doubt it is possible to put things right. Lord Alton sets out the vision for a better society and shows how each person can play their part. 'A society which is individualized and where communities are fractured is living dangerously close to the edge. Each citizen must become a catalyst for change, the instrument of renewal. We are all responsible.' In Citizen Virtues David Alton looks at preserving the dignity of the individual, caring for the environment and applying ethical principles for a more just and compassionate society.

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Since the death of Princess Diana and the landslide victory of New Labour, a search for new values has begun. Tolerance, justice, compassion and community are words used more and more today.

Just what are these values and how can they be practised in schools, homes and the workplace? 'Healthy communities', writes David Alton, 'are not founded on a mixture of rights, entitlements and individual choice, but need to be balanced by an awareness of civic duties, personal responsibilities and community obligations.'

In 'Citizen Virtues' David Alton draws on his considerable experience at the forefront of bringing values back into society. In practical, down-to-earth terms, he spells out how everyone can take part in being responsible, ethical, discerning, confident and active citizens – preserving people's dignity, caring for the environment and working for a more just and humane world, a world that starts in the local neighbourhood.

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Since the landslide victory of New Labour and the death of Princess Diana, it has become fashionable to speak of compassion, tolerance, justice and community. People are looking for deeper values. But will anything really change? Families, localities and government are all suffering from broken promises and lack of care. We know there is something wrong but we doubt it is possible to put things right. Lord Alton sets out the vision for a better society and shows how each person can play their part. "A society which is individualized and where communities are fractured is living dangerously close to the edge. Each citizen must become a catalyst for change, the instrument of renewal. We are all responsible". David Alton looks at preserving the dignity of the individual, caring for the environment and applying ethical principles for a more just and compassionate society.

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  • PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Publication date1999
  • ISBN 10 0002740206
  • ISBN 13 9780002740203
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages192

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