Scotland Kindness Movement
Kindness Scotland has been around since 2000 and is a member of World Kindness Movement – a group of organisations in 22 countries striving (through kindness to others, kindness to self and to the environment) to make this world a kinder, more caring and compassionate place.
The idea of a World Kindness Movement took shape at a conference in Tokyo in 1997 when the Small Kindness Movement of Japan brought together a number of individuals from around the world who were promoting kindness projects. In November 2000 WKM was launched.
Members of World Kindness Movement acknowledge the fundamental importance of human kindness as a basic condition of a satisfying and meaningful life. They pledge to work – through individual networks in each member country – to build a kinder and more compassionate world and, where possible, to set up their own kindness groups.