Compassionate St. Augustine (aka: St. Augustine Initiative for Compassion) is a self-organizing, grassroots group of residents in St. Augustine, Florida and beyond who affirm the Charter for Compassion and all efforts to enliven the Golden Rule. On September 9, 2013, we became the first Compassionate City in Florida and 20th in the world. In August 2014, St. Augustine and its sister city Aviles, Spain became the first Compassionate Sister Cities in the world. As part of our multi-year plan to seed, nurture and grow a culture of compassion in St. Augustine and beyond, we wholeheartedly welcome all to join us in our efforts.
Our vision is simple:
- To inspire the desire for others to affirm the Charter for Compassion and
- By word & deed, to help grow and foster sustainable cultures of compassion locally, nationally and globally.