The Focallocal Community Values

 

The Focallocal community is a fun, energetic and vibrant gathering of people from all backgrounds and walks of life, exploring fun and creative ways we can come together and take action to change the root of issues troubling our World, through light-hearted, adventurous and enjoyable activities

Our Positive Action is based in these core values :

1. An Open Human Space

Leave all politics, religions and spiritual beliefs at the door. Our Action based community is open to everyone simply as human-beings together. Everyone at a gathering may agree that the Flying-Spaghetti Monster is the way forwards, but those passing-by may be strictly Dudeist’s and not feel welcome to join. Its an intensely liberating experience to just see, and be seen as a human exploring the many paths in life, just as everyone else is.

 

2. Welcoming! 

Our community is based upon an open environment of connection and positivity. All causes and opinions are valid and respected as people agree to put aside their affiliations for a while, allowing us to be open to everyone in our community, as a human, apart from our passionately held points of view which so often divide us

By focusing on what connects us and not what divides us, we create a safe space where we teach the important skill of learning how to come together as humans around a project or event which benefits our local community

 

3. Encouraging!

We are all on a journey of exploration and we all support and encourage all of our fellow adventurers. Some may not get it right away, so please guide their ideas and suggestions to fit with our brand of Positive Social Action, using positive encouragement and positive language :0)

 

4. Smiling!

You’ve found a home for your lovely smile, positivity and enthusiasm. Please bring it along to our activities (all smiles are beautiful! :0) – and share yours with the World

 


5. Sharing!

Our community is about sharing – sharing ideas, experiences, success stories, talents and smiles!

As a World-wide Network – our whole is so much greater than the sum of our parts. When we come together with a shared vision, and an organised plan of the steps needed to achieve it, we are powerful beyond imagination!

 

6. Rippling!

The activities you create may seem small, when we talk about making an impact on a Global scale, how can helping a few homeless folk feel less isolated in a small town in Hungary, or creating greater connection between folk in a community in Dorset, change the World?

 

With your help we are building an interconnected community of people, all exploring positive ways to affect issues troubling their local community. By sharing our small successes, each activity can be recreated thousands of times across the globe, making a legitimate and tangible change to an issue – and also spreading awareness to bring more people into our community, who will create more events. Sharing stories, photos and videos of your activities multiplies their effect, adding more and more happy ripples into our Positive Social Action Wave, building it bigger, bigger and BIGGER!!