About ARC

The Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC) is an international community with a vision for a better world where every citizen can prosper, contribute and flourish.

We are inviting you to join us in developing a better narrative in response to life’s most fundamental social, economic, philosophical and cultural questions. We reject the inevitability of decline and instead are seeking solutions which draw on humanity’s highest virtues and extraordinary capacity for innovation and ingenuity.

The Context

Life has improved dramatically over the past few centuries.

We live longer, are increasingly well-educated and enjoy unparalleled access to fresh water, food, energy and resources.

While many problems remain, it is important not to understate the magnitude of this accomplishment.

Despite these long-running upward trends, we are at a defining moment in our societies. Growth, at least in the West, has stagnated and there is a growing skepticism and anxiety about the sustainability of human development.

The shared stories and values which once provided unity are contested, culture is more polarized and fragmented than ever, and there is a sense of fragility and crisis which pervades everything from the basics of individual identity to the heart of our democratic structures.

Our Alliance

With this as the backdrop, ARC has drawn together a unique alliance from around the world, covering politics, business, the arts and culture.

Our ambition is to draw on our moral, cultural, economic and spiritual foundations to imagine a future where empowered citizens take responsibility and work together to bring flourishing and prosperity to their homes, communities, and beyond.

We are citizens from around the world but each of us recognises that our societies are at a turning point: the time to develop a better story is now, and we invite you to join us in building this vision together.