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Movement of Movements – Robertson Work

The Compassionate Civilization Collaborative (C3) and the

Movement of Movements (MoM)

The Compassionate Civilization Collaborative (C3) began in August 2017 with the publication of Robertson Work’s book, A Compassionate Civilization: The Urgency of Sustainable Development and Mindful Activism. The mission of C3 is to strengthen the movement of movements (MoM) that is catalyzing a compassionate-ecological community, nation, and world. MoM is related in concept to the EI/ICA’s spirit movement of those who care, the Charter for Compassion’s network of networks, and Paul Hawkins Big Movement.

MoM is comprised of many individuals, organizations, and movements around the world in numerous thematic areas. Six critical movements promote 1) climate change mitigation and ecological regeneration; 2) gender equality; 3) socioeconomic justice; 4) participatory governance; 5) cultural tolerance; and 6) peace and nonviolence. The MoM can be further strengthened by cultivating understanding and goodwill among the various movements, collaborative communication, actions, initiatives and projects, common leadership training and strategic planning, and collaborative websites and social media postings.

The online resources that follow provide a wealth of knowledge about C3 and MoM. There are Amazon pages, blogsites, Facebook pages, websites, podcasts, videos, interviews, excerpts, articles, speeches, social media pages, and other publications of the writing of Robertson Work. Onward!


Online Resources for

Creating a Compassionate-Ecological Civilization

by Robertson Work



Online Resources:

A Compassionate Civilization (ACC):



Facebook page:


Movement of Movements (MOM) Facebook page:


Robertson Work:

Facebook page:

LinkedIn page:

Twitter page:

Amazon author’s page: Work/e/B075612GBF%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share


Videos of talks:

Chicago. ICA USA International Dev. Think Tank Keynote. 2010:

Seoul. UN Forum Workshop Presentation. 2014:

Oklahoma City. OCU Peace Symposium Keynote. 2014:

Fairfield, Iowa. World’s Fairfield Peace Symposium Keynote. 2018:

Colquitt, Georgia. Building Creative Communities Conference Keynote. 2019:

Chicago. ICA USA Archives Collegium Presentation. 2019:


Podcasts of radio interviews:

North Carolina. Thinking of Travel. 2017:

Arizona. Democratic Perspectives #1. 2018:

Arizona. Democratic Perspectives #2. 2018:


Websites with interview, article, or book excerpt:

Buddhadoor website author interview. 2018:

Garrison Institute website excerpt of ACC. 2017:

ICA International website excerpt of ACC. 2017: sustainable-development-mindful-activism-reflections-recommendations-rob-work/#

American Buddhist Perspectives website excerpt of ACC. 2018:

Progressive Buddhism website excerpt of ACC. 2018:

NYU Wagner website article on ACC. 2017:



Publications by Robertson Work:

Work, Robertson. 2017. A Compassionate Civilization: The Urgency of Sustainable Development and Mindful Activism – Reflections and Recommendations. Swannanoa NC: Compassionate Civilization Collaborative (C3).


_____________. 2010. “Civil Society Innovations in Governance Leadership: International Demonstrations of Integral Development, the Technology of Participation (ToP), and Social Artistry”. pages 112 – 130. Engaging Civil Society: Emerging Trends in Democratic Governance. editors Cheema, G. Shabbir, and Popovski, Vesselin. Tokyo: UN University Press.


_____________. 2001. “Decentralization, Governance, and Sustainable Regional Development”. pages 21 – 34. New Regional Development Paradigms, Vol. 3, Decentralization, Governance, and the New Planning for Local-Level Development. editors, Stohr, Walter B., et al. Westport CT: Greenwood Press.


_____________. 2003. “Decentralizing Governance: Participation and Partnership in Service Delivery to the Poor”. pages 195 – 218. Reinventing Government for the Twenty-First Center: State Capacity in a Globalizing Society. Editors. Rondinelli, Dennis A., and Cheema, G. Shabbir. Bloomfield CT: Kumarian Press.


_____________. 2003. “Overview of Decentralization Worldwide: A Stepping Stone to Improved Governance and Human Development”. pages 3 – 24. Decentralization & Power Shift: An Imperative for Good Governance – A Sourcebook on Decentralization and Federalism Experiences, Vol. 11: Federalism: The Future of Decentralizing States. Editors. Brillantes, Jr., Alex B, et al. Manila: Asian Resource Center for Decentralization/UNDP Philippines.


_____________. Editor. 1997. Participatory Local Governance: LIFE’s Method and Experience 1992 – 1997. New York: UNDP.


_____________. Editor. 2005. Pro-Poor Urban Governance: Lessons from LIFE 1992 – 2005. New York: UNDP.


_____________. 1998. “The Role of Development Assistance in the Area of Decentralization”. pages 51 – 56. International Symposium on Local Development and the Role of Government: New Perspectives on Development Assistance. JICA. Tokyo: IIC/JICA


_____________. 1995. “LIFE”. pages 90 – 91. Public Sector Management, Governance, and Sustainable Human Development. MDGD/BPPS/UNDP. New York: UNDP.


____________. 2007. “The Global Citizen: A Love Story,” pages 50 – 56, Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live: 7 Essential Ingredients for Finding Balance and Serenity. Hawthorne, Jennifer Read. Deerfield Beach FL: Health Communications.


____________. 2007. “Strengthening Governance and Public Administration Capacities for Development: A UN ECOSOC Background Paper.” New York: UN.


____________. 1993, LIFE Mission Reports: Jamaica, Brazil, Pakistan, Thailand, Senegal, Tanzania, Egypt, Morocco. New York: UNDP.


____________. 1994. LIFE Report on the Global Advisory Committee and Donor Workshop, Stockholm: First Year Review and Strategic Planning. New York: UNDP.


____________. 1995. LIFE Report of the Second Annual Global Advisory Committee Workshop, Cairo: Phase 1 Assessment and Phase 2 Strategies. New York: UNDP.