Who Defines the “Good” in “Common Good”?

In June 2018, Independent Sector and Stanford Social Innovation Review launched Civil Society for the 21st Century, an article series featuring some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring current issues in civil society.

The latest piece is by Sarah Kastelic, executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, and member of the IS Board of Directors.

In a strong civil society, individuals depend on one another for physical, emotional, and spiritual nourishment.

Through the lens of her Alutiiq worldview and values, Kastelic illustrates five “spheres of well-being” that civil society requires.

In this deeply personal essay, Kastelic demonstrates how Alutiiq customs might provide a starting point for defining the common good and how we could all learn from these traditions for the sake of our shared progress.

Read the article.

Learn more about this series.

Types: Blog
Global Topics: Environment, IS Board, Race, Equity, and Inclusion