Presentation on theme: "Manners, Grace and Social Harmony"— Presentation transcript:
1Manners, Grace and Social Harmony Being a Good CitizenManners, Grace and Social Harmony
2Citizenship What is a citizen? What is social harmony? What is grace? RightsDutiesResponsibilitiesWhat is social harmony?What is grace?
3What is a citizen?A citizen is an individual with certain rights and duties under a government and who, by birth or by choice, owes, allegiance to that government.Another word for allegiance is loyalty.
4Rights and Responsibilities We depend on others in the communities to fulfill our needs.Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne (2004) describe three types of citizen:
5Personally Responsible Citizen A personally responsible citizen has:honestyresponsibilityrespect for the law
6Participatory Citizen as above but also believes that:understanding governmentvoting in electionsvolunteering in the communityare important traits
7Justice Oriented Citizen As above but also:fights for the rights of under-privilegedoften willing to suffer personal harm in their fight for justicesometimes lose focus on wider society and means to create change
9Qualities of a Responsible Citizen Obeys the law / respects authorityContributes to society and community / performs civic dutyLoves his/her country – patriotismCourtesy and respects the rights of othersTrust worthy and HonestyToleranceAccountabilityMoral CourageResponsibilitySelf-Discipline
10Qualities of a Responsible Citizen Rights: things we can do because of lawDuties: things we MUST do because of lawResponsibilities: things we should do
11Qualities of a Responsible Citizen Using the sheet provided,Label each activity in thelist as either a:RightDutyResponsibility
14A Global Citizen Is aware of the wider world Has a sense of their own role as a world citizenRespects and values diversity
15A Global Citizen has understanding of how the world works: EconomicallyPoliticallySociallyCulturallyTechnologicallyEnvironmentally
16CREATE CHANGE A Global Citizen Is outraged by social injustice Participates and contributes to communityIs willing to make the world a more sustainable placeTakes responsibility for their actionsCelebrates diversityRecognizes that they canCREATE CHANGE
18Social HarmonyPeople of all faiths, ages, nationalities or colours living peacefully in mutual trust as a society, is social harmony.Concept dates back to ancient China.Confucius / Confucianism
19Social Harmony Family is the basic unit of society: A peaceful and harmonious family built upon 'Family Ethics' is the most fundamental component of a peaceful modern society.ParentsLove / DevotionChildren
21Social Harmony Four Divine Abodes "By giving (others) freedom from fear, hostility and oppression, he himself will enjoy freedom from fear, hostility and oppression."- The BuddhaFour Divine AbodesLoving kindness is a wish for the welfare and happiness of all beings.Compassion is the desire to alleviate the suffering of afflicted persons.Altruistic joy rejoices in the success and happiness of others.Equanimity is impartiality and freedom from bias.loving kindnessaltruistic joycompassionequanimity
24GraceSeemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.A sense of fitness or propriety.A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.