Having emphasized these three goals: compassion, relationships, and transformation, the Introduction to the JPIC Document speaks of a focus of passion, hope, and energy for so many. Special attention is given "to the importance of small, creative consistent actions in response to concrete realities."
It also mentions that collectively, as an International Society, we express ambivalence and ambiguity about working together with others. There is inconsistency in our concepts and practices around collaboration. We speak of a "need for increased awareness and acceptance of others; a disposition of reciprocity and mutuality; and the development of criteria for collaboration that address who, what, how, when and why."