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1.    The individual
Virtues are the wonderful, positive qualities of the human spirit such as kindness, integrity, self-control, justice, tolerance, respect, which are part of the human character and are upheld by all peoples and cultures. They are qualities which you already possess. They are powerful and spiritual attributes which form the foundation of a sound character and are present in each human soul.
    The Virtues Project sets out a pattern of positive language and behaviour which, when followed, helps develop these precious qualities and empowers each individual to reach a greater level of success both in personal inner-life and in relationships with others.
By adhering to the patterns set out in the text you will have the opportunity to strengthen your character. This means you will be empowered to:
•  Know the right thing to do
•  Want to do the right thing
•  Do the right thing at the right time and place.
By following The Virtues Project you will be able to develop the very best of your personal attributes.    
2. The workplace
”A free enterprise system degenerates unless individual business people practice intentional virtue.”
—Adam Smith
In recent times the lack of integrity shown by national government, by corporate management in big business, in local government and business in general has resulted in a loss of public confidence. It has given rise to a questioning of ethical practice in modern enterprises.
  If you think your workplace could benefit from an improvement in friendliness, consideration, trust and integrity, the Virtues Project could certainly be relevant. If you would like a more values-based environment in which to spend your working day then The Virtues Project can offer ways to achieve this.
    A healthy environment and common human decency are the foundations of successful business and social intercourse in the workplace. A commitment to respect, justice, dignity and honesty in the workplace enhances the prospect of worthwhile enterprise and makes for a more motivated and trustworthy workforce.
    The Virtues Project Group can offer workshops for personnel; the literature can provide suggestions and practical examples to achieve these goals.
3. The family
Families flourish in a home where a climate of caring is well established. However, the conflicting, confusing and often aggressive influences of modern living make it a difficult, if not daunting task for parents trying to provide this. The media in all its intrusive forms frequently undermines what the family is trying to uphold.
    Parents cannot be neutral they must have strength of character to make choices - make the right choices. Young children need examples, guidelines, role models of good character. The Family Virtues Project offers a way for parents to go about the task.  
    The book The Family Virtues Guide presents to parents a clearly structured programme showing by use of positive language and actions how to make the right choices; how to create a culture of caring and respect in the home. By encouraging the family to focus on the 52 virtues, one by one, explaining the virtue, stating why it is important, how to practice it, assessing the effect and success they are having and making an affirmation of good practice, the book is a practical handbook of how to create a happy family environment.
    Good character developed in all family members means they should be able to:
•  Know the right thing to do.
•  Want to do the right thing.
•  Do the right thing at the right time and place.
Children deserve this opportunity.
4. The school
“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
—Theodore Roosevelt
If your child’s school is finding it difficult to impart virtues of self-control, courtesy, responsibility or dignity to its pupils you might want to bring The Virtues Project to the school’s attention. The Virtues Project Educator’s Guide is a book of “simple ways to create a culture of character.”
  The handbook provides teachers with a series of daily activities for the classroom by setting forth a system of how to go about creating a character of culture—exercises in speaking the language of The Virtues; recognising teachable moments; setting clear boundaries of behaviour; honouring the spirit and offering spiritual companionship.
    Currently there is a crisis in the quality of character and behaviour which has a negative effect on modern society. The Virtues Project Educator’s Guide teaches standards of good behaviour which are valued multi-culturally and internationally admired.  By educating—
    THE HEAD   — knowing the right thing to do.
    THE HEART — desiring the right thing to do.
    THE HAND  — doing the right thing in the right
                                place at the right time.
The school can be an agent in improving not only the individual but also improving society.
5. The community
Everyone wishes to be part of a trusting, creative and caring community. The general lack of decent behaviour evident in modern western society is of concern to many people. By adopting the practices proposed in The Family Virtues Project and by promoting them in the wider community you can help to create a better world.
   The Virtues Project can be sponsored by governments, corporations, social service agencies, community organisations, schools and by individuals everywhere. The Virtues Programme and topics are designed for a wide range of audiences and can be adapted to address specific issues and goals.
    Hundreds of agencies all around the world have success-fully used The Virtues Project to promote self-help programmes, or to address special needs:- Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Council Against Sexual Abuse, Arizona; Kinway Family Services, Perth Australia; Living Values Programme, New Zealand; National Drug Commission, Bermuda, to mention a few.
     A programme can be tailored to support a beneficial cause in your community.  
The virtues in practice