Citizen Network exists to help create a world where we believe and act as if everyone, every single person, matters.
Our community is built around three core ideas:
- Equality – We are all equal and worthy of respect
- Diversity – We are all different and our differences are good
- Community – We can combine our different gifts by working together as equal citizens
Citizenship is the goal and the spirit of our work together. Citizenship is not about having the right passport – we treat someone as a fellow citizen when we welcome them into our community in a spirit of equality. Everyone can be an equal citizen.
Citizen Network’s Purpose
Citizen Network exists to achieve citizenship for all and, in particular, to challenge and overcome the barriers to citizenship. Citizenship is weaker for all of us when:
- Some people are excluded from community through prejudice and fear
- Some people are oppressed by poverty, injustice and inequality
- Most of us are too passive and not democratically involved in our own communities
Citizen Network works to connect and support our global efforts to build communities that welcome, support and activate full and meaningful citizenship for everyone.