Charter for Compassion Education Institute

The Charter for Compassion is a document that expresses its belief that:
  • A compassionate world is a peaceful world.
  • A compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they wish to be treated--with dignity, equity and respect,
  • All human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and that it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.

We know that we can collectively overcome the challenges that we face as a global community.

With the Charter for Compassion at the heart of all we do, we invite all people to join us in making compassion the driving force as we work to alleviate the suffering of our fellow beings and help create a just economy and a peaceful global community.

Our courses are authored by uniquely skilled contributors who share tools and strategies to cultivate self-compassion, compassion for others, and compassionate action. CEI is supported by tuition costs and as an arm of the Charter for Compassion, CEI contributes its net income to support the operations of the Charter.

The offerings of the Charter for Compassion Institute are in three categories: Signature courses, Featured courses and Affliliated Courses.


The Charter signature courses are designed to to explore the complexities of compassion from various perspectives. Compassion is a humongous topic that has been around for thousands of years, dating back to the philosophy of Confucius. The first of our compassion courses is the Compassion Course and Compendium.  This course is intended to take you on a historical and cultural journey of the development of thinking about and acting on compassion.

The Compassion Course and Compendium is one of four courses the Charter for Compassion Education Institute will be offering on the topic of compassion. While the Compassion Course is the recommended first course in our signature series, the other courses to follow will be on The Charter for Compassion and its global work, The Science of Kindness and Compassion, and Creating a Compassionate Action Plan are the third and fourth in the series. Learn more about the courses, how participation in all four courses in the series will earn you a certificate of completion, price of individual and special series cost, and registration procedure.


The work of the Charter of Compassion is concerned with understanding and acting on compassion for self, others and the earth. Therefore Featured Courses are designed to augment development in the context of these three areas. The objectives of each course are skill based and help answer pertinent questions of the theme being presented.

The range of courses offered stem from assisting individuals, teams and organizations around the world on understanding the mind and heart of a compassionate community and explore processes that create paths to design sustainable action plans to meet local, national and international challenges.  In addition, just as many of us engage in different circles of culture and society, so does CFC.  The Charter supports work in twelve sectors: art, business, education, environment, healthcare, interfaith (religion and spirituality), peace, science and research, social justice, social services, restorative justice, and women and girls.  Consequently, course work is being desired and implemented in each of these sectors.  

Click here to view on-coming and on-demand courses and registration information.


Each year, a number of courses are offered in conjunction with partners to the Charter for Compassion.  Organizations such as Spirituality and Practice and The Dialogue Institute regularly share their coursework with Charter participants and in turn provide a minimum fee to the Charter in exchange for our members involvement.  Click here to learn more about current courses being offered and conditions for enrollment.  Please note that all questions regarding the courses should be directed to the organization providing the course.

Charter for Compassion Education Institute Opportunities

We are excited about course offerings for 2018-19. We invite you to bring your proven skills, knowledge and courses to our global compassion classrooms. Let us know if you have such a course that should be considered.  If so, please learn more and complete this quick online application for consideration with our panel. Click Here.

The Charter Education Institute is looking for volunteers who would like to join our virtual team to help support us with administration for our online education platform, assist in learning how to populate our on-line process or who can help with graphic design.  Please contact if you want to help us spread compassion training on a global level.

Lead coordinators for the Education Institute are Olivia McIvor and Nancy Bray. To contact the Education Institute, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Us

  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


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