CODE OF CONDUCT
We welcome you to The Zeitgeist Movement, a worldwide grassroots sustainability advocacy organization for global social change. Your participation and everyone else’s are required in order to be a part of the world’s largest social change ever commenced in history. It is the goal of this movement to bring light to a new perspective, a new train of thought as well as bringing the best knowledge of living more sustainably, and in harmony with each other and the rest of nature.
By participating in this movement, you will be involved in social assemblies, scientific and technological research and practices, local and global community efforts, charity operations, environmental rescue and even personal development.
Each of us is personally responsible for supporting our core values, which require compliance with an ethical conduct. We have issued this Code of Conduct to restate our longstanding commitment to uphold that responsibility, and to provide guidance to your and everyone’s participation in the movement.
As we move forward, The Zeitgeist Movement will help ensure that the message of a more sustainable, collaborative and inclusive coherence in society is made heard. A commitment to integrity, acting honestly and ethically, and complying with the law are critical to our continued success.
Thank you for your participation.
Ad Hominem is arguing with and/or attacking the person instead of addressing the topic for when it is not about the person. Try not to respond to such attacks, except to politely expose the situation and redirect the discussion to the topic.
Threats are not allowed, whether towards people, groups or the community as a whole. Threats are disrespectful and utterly against the train of thought of TZM.
We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability are welcome to contribute to the movement.
There is no membership, tuition fee, academic background, specific credentials, pledge or anything aside from agreeing with this Code of Conduct required to participate.
It is TZM’s strongest intention to protect the integrity, reputation and safety of all persons associated with the movement as well its own.
Everyone is coming from a different background, different challenges and different stories. We understand that people are capable of saying and doing things that are not intended. Despite these mistakes, we always understand to include them as part of a larger process. If you or any person is not capable of upholding TZM’s Code of Conduct at any given time, it is suggested to take a break and come back at a more convenient time to participate. If you are completely unable to act within the Code of Conduct, it is recommended that you disassociate from the movement.
Any meeting location, community center, event, project space, website or other media, social media, instant messaging groups and any task of activism that is associated with TZM are defined as a community environment within the movement. All community environments associated with TZM are expected to comply to the standard of the movement’s Code of Conduct. It is also recommended that a copy of the Code of Conduct is made available for all to see within the community environments. This includes ensuring the protection, integrity, physical safety, mental health and inclusion of all people present in a community environment of TZM.
Persons associating with TZM are all expected to follow the Code of Conduct and any additional safety rules and practices of a situation while in a community environment. All are expected to enforce and remind anyone else involved in association with TZM of the Code of Conduct in the movement, as well as any other additional safety precautions, as the responsibility does not reside by limited persons that are involved in the community environment.
If any community environment fails to fulfill the standards of the Code of Conduct and countermeasures are not being taken then the community environment is to be aborted and will have no further association to TZM.
Anybody that is participating in TZM is welcome to create content or engage in supporting activity, with the intention of upholding the best possible integrity of the movement along with all persons claiming associated with it while agreeing to the movement’s Code of Conduct. This standard applies to anything, in all forms, in any language or gesture rendered to represent TZM or any persons involved with it.
When undertaking activity or creating content within the movement and associating yourself of TZM and all other persons associating, you are agreeing to the Code of Conduct of TZM and the responsibility to uphold and inform others of its principle. While there is no requirement of any previously acquired credentials to commence activity within TZM, there is a requirement to follow a quality standard that properly represents the movement and persons involved. For anyone wishing to participate and commence in TZM while unsure of the basis of its activism and content are referred to read “The Zeitgeist Movement: Defined” book, which is found below under “Links & Resources.”
Some primary focuses of activity and content in TZM include philosophical, hypothesized and best practices of sustainability, science, technology, human rights, environmental protection and charity operations towards a supporting cause and the betterment of global society of all mankind and nature alike. Anything else that has not been listed from the following will be considered off-topic or not of strong relevance to TZM.
There are some areas that may also not just be considered off-topic but harmful or misrepresenting of TZM and those associating with it. Falsification of TZM’s activity or train of thought will not be tolerated or any misleading information that claims to be in line with the movement. This includes but is not limited to: justifying the use of violence, coercion, manipulation, destruction or control against others to achieve goals; using or justifying the use of hate-speech or discrimination against any people and or other groups, political parties or nations; falsifying information for an agenda whether in support of or in disapproval of TZM; promoting political parties or campaigns in promotion of TZM; acting or registering TZM as a political entity; the use of misconception, assumptions or information without substantial evidence to support a claim.
Shall any person in association with TZM intentionally render any content or activity with any of these mentioned characteristics, their involvement is thereof excluded from the movement and will not be allowed to associate any further in any activities within TZM. Any parties that also claim no association with TZM and use any of the following characteristics to describe the motivations and ambitions of the movement will be refuted by a following statement and may face legal action.
Choose your words carefully, always conduct yourself professionally, be kind to others and do not hesitate to ask for help if you require assistance to do something of relevance for the movement.
It is not always about reaching the end goal, but enjoying the journey along the way. All the other people you encounter, the things you learn and the steps and milestones you reach. Do not just let your activities and work for The Zeitgeist Movement be a chore or a tedious task that has to be done. Instead, try to live a more sustainable, healthy, fulfilled life. Be kind to your neighbors and family, help your local community and promote a future for all without poverty and violence, whilst also seeing the bigger picture.
We look forward to seeing and meeting you and your supporting contributions for TZM and the rest of humanity. Be the change you wish to see in the world!
Version 1.0 Released 27th Nov 2020
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