Below you'll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get about the Charter for Compassion and the site. If you don't find an answer here, please use the Contact Us link at the top of this page.
There are a number of different ways to promote the Charter. While affirming the Charter by adding your signature is a great first step, the most important is taking action. You can actively engage other members of the Charter community on our Facebook page and through Twitter by entering discussions, sharing articles and asking questions. Other ways to promote the Charter include joining a reading group, writing to your city council representative about becoming a compassionate city, and volunteering or collaborating with artists, activists and organizations in your community that are committed to making the world more compassionate.
Please click on the News and Events tab on the Menu above. Additionally, if you plan to hold an event focusing on the Charter for Compassion, please email us and let us know! We'd love to help you promote it.
Scroll through our partner list to see if there are any partners in your area. Feel free to contact them to see how you can participate in their programs or attend their events. We also recommend contacting the Compassionate Action Network International to find out how to make your city a compassionate city. And don't be afraid to create events and promote awareness through social media. We would love to hear about what you are doing in your community.
Scroll through our partner list to see if there are any partners in your area. Feel free to contact them to see how you can participate in their programs or attend their events. We also recommend contacting the International Institute for Compassionate Cities to find out how to make your city a compassionate city. And don't be afraid to create events and promote awareness through social media. We would love to hear about what you are doing in your community.
Please see our Becoming a Partner PDF (http://charterforcompassion.org/our-partners/become-a-partner). Becoming a partner or spokesperson of the Charter requires commitment, as well as action demonstrating that commitment. The idea of compassion cannot become reality without the hard work of our partners and ambassadors.
Inspired by Karen Armstrong's TEDPrize wish, the Charter for Compassion, people from the Seattle, Washington community hosted a week long event in April of 2008 titled "The Seeds of Compassion". This was an historic series of public gatherings, discussions, and workshops that galvanized individuals, networks, and organizations around the world geared toward illustrating the real benefits of compassion and how to take actionable steps towards leading a more compassionate life. From the success of the event, the Compassionate Action Network International was started. One of the initiatives birthed out of CAN International was the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities. The first city to undertake the goal was Seattle in April 2010, whose government affirmed the Charter and drafted a ten year campaign to make the city compassionate. As of today, over 70 cities have joined the effort, and Spalding University became the first compassionate school in October 2011. The Compassionate Action Network provides support for local constituencies to launch efforts in their cities, schools, states and provinces, universities, and communities. For more information, please visit Compassionate Action Network's website: http://compassionateaction.org/cities.
You may use the Charter logo on your website or in printed promotional materials when you become a partner. Please email us to request a logo file.
On our website, we link to all partner sites. Additionally, if you are a partner, we would love to "like" your Facebook page, follow you on Twitter and promote your compassion-related news and events!
You may email questions, comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to send all inquiries for Karen to email@example.com, and the Charter team will be happy to forward them to her.
Please send all news, events, press and multimedia to firstname.lastname@example.org.