Great things are done by a series of small things brought together –Vincent Van Gogh

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together –Vincent Van Gogh
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  from the director  

Believe it or not, virtual events can be fun! During the last three years the Charter for Compassion has proven that when the right combination of people come together, the world rises to its feet, tears flow, hearts swell and smiles encircle the globe.

On November 20th, be prepared to engage as the Charter for Compassion gathers worldwide to recognize some of the most extraordinary and honorable people whose lives signify compassionate action to the 10th degree. This will be a Charter for Compassion Global Gala as no other. We will be hearing from people at the grassroots level, those working in the fields of health and scientific research, musicians who recognize their call to preserve cultural roots and use their talent to educate beyond musical notes, and social justice advocates who are spurred on by small victories that collectively result in equity. 

With warm regards,





With “The Gift of Forgiveness”, we are welcoming back Deborah Briggs, instructor and author of one of the Charter’s most successful courses, Growing Whole, Not Old - Aging in the Pandemic Age (Formerly "Awakening the Sage Within"). In that course she introduced hundreds to the concept of Sage-ing®.

During this workshop, we will delve into ‘forgiveness’: one of the core concepts of the Sage-ing® Movement. We will develop greater compassion for ourselves as we begin to free ourselves from the painful burdens we have carried.  This course provides us with the opportunity to live more fully once we learn that things we saw as negative can be transformed into the foundation for living more fully.

By exploring the concept of forgiveness, we can uncover pearls of wisdom and experience the healing power of reframing experiences. As we begin to repair painful relationships, we can develop a deeper and more universal self-love. This is pivotal to the work of wise aging and to developing compassion.

 Starts October 4th, Cost: $30

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picture women & girls sector   series on safety

The Partnership for a Safe and Sacred NOW and the Charter Women and Girls Sector gathers to explore new narratives of Safety and Security. Please join us as we discuss how committing to safety - how designing ourselves and our communities with the intent TO prevent injury and damage - offers us more than a sense of false security.

September 22, 9 am PDT Donation or Free
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picture youth compassionate collaborative

Youth Compassionate Collaborative, the Charter's youth initiative invites you to join our reflective workshop: Understanding Emotions for people ages 15-35 hosted online in a safe virtual space.

September 23, 7 am PDT Free
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picture conversation collective

Do you wish you had a place you could exhale and connect with people seeking to build a better society one mindful conversation at a time? Then the Conversation Collective is for you.

Citizen Discourse and Charter for Compassion are offering two weekly conversations that help us build our emotional intelligence skills, connect with new people, and become better listeners. 

Drop in and join us. Get centered, meet global citizens and practice civil discourse. If you're curious and wish to learn more, reach out by email to 

Mondays at 3:00 pm PT and Thursdays at 9:00 am PT
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Religion, interfaith, and Spirituality for Everyone

The Charter for Compassion invites you to join us in revitalizing our RISE (Religion, Interfaith, and Spirituality for Everyone) Sector. We welcome your presence and input.

September 28, 8 am PDT Donation or Free
Register Here




Join the Australian National Compassion Council in learning about the remarkable acts of compassion across our continent on this inaugural National Day of Compassion.

This National Day of Compassion will include a live event at 7 am, Sept 21--see time below for U.S. and world clock), including with members from the global Charter - followed by live streaming of video conversations with the ACC ambassadors, and leaders from cities across Australia and from people applying compassion in the arts, healthcare, business, education, environment, peace, inter-spirituality, social justice and in research.

Sept 20, 2021 2:00 pm PDT (US and Canada)
Check the world clock for your time zone
Register for the live event



What If the Ways We Build Back Better Rewrite the Social Contract? Great news!  Winnipeg's Encompass Coop and Ottawa's Axiom News are teaming up with Peace Days Winnipeg to host an exciting, interactive conversation about compassion charters in your community.

September 23, 1pm EDT Free
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The Compassionate Community Initiative of York Region has been co-founded by a small group of local women committed to weaving compassion into the social fabric of their communities.

This is an invitation to every individual and sector of the community in York Region to come together, as we shift from COVID to Compassion.

This initial meeting is an inquiry and exploration, co-facilitated by the Executive Director of the 
Charter for Compassion.

September 23rd from 4-5:30pm PDT Donation or Free
Register here.



The Charter for Compassion invites you to join us in revitalizing Canadians4Compassion. On September 28 at 3pm PDT,  we welcome existing compassionate community initiatives and individuals interested in starting such an initiative in their community to meet. This will also be an opportunity for us to explore, just as a few other country initiatives have, offering compassionate programming for Canadians, but available to others globally.
September 28 3pm PT. Donation or Free
Register here.


Compassionate Community Webinar

Every month we hold a Compassionate Community webinar highlighting the incredible work being done around the globe. In September, join us for a special conversation with Charter Partner Shareable. Founded in 2009, Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit media outlet, action network, and consultancy that empowers people to share for a more resilient, equitable, and joyful world. Shareable offers valuable opportunities for Charter communities to connect and amplify the work they are doing.

September 29, 8:30-9:30 am
PDT Donation or Free Register here

from our partners

Creating Your Personal Path & Meditation Practice

A Universal 7-Step Process
, the 7-steps of ISM are drawn from the world’s great spiritual and secular traditions. This universal meditative process is designed to help you create your personal spiritual path, to develop your meditative practice and to companion others on their journey. ISM empowers health, happiness, gratitude, transformation, love, mindfulness, wisdom and service. It celebrates diversity and inclusivity by fostering life's meaning and purpose through active engagement in the challenges of our lives.

The course includes 8 weekly 90-minute ZOOM sessions and an extensive course website.

 Starts October 6th, Cost: $8/month


A 10-Day Online Event with 45+ Experts to Explore How to Work With Individual, Ancestral, and Collective Trauma.

Join over 100,000+ souls for an all NEW online event with expert presentations, talks, poetry readings, movement sessions, guided meditations, and panel discussions where we will delve into the theme of Collective Healing in Action.

September 19th through 28th



Consider a volunteer opportunity with the Charter for Compassion! We are looking to grow much of what we are already doing and exploring new opportunities that match our mission. Let's see if we're a good fit! Please take our survey.


Go to our TAKE ACTION page to find a variety of ways in which to interact with the Charter and some of our key strategic partners. The Charter for Compassion is essentially a movement with many different players; individuals, compassionate cities, partner organizations and coalitions of other organizations all coming together as one network. 

As a non-profit, the Charter relies on the generosity of its members and communities to continue to meet our mission of making compassion a clear, luminous, and dynamic force in our polarized world. Help us share our vision and work with your family, colleagues, neighbors, and organizations in which you are involved.  Host a Charter Salon with friends and family, at home, with your faith community, or colleagues from work. We have everything you need: invitations, links to films, brochures, PowerPoints if you prefer, and even talking points.Contact Us and we’ll get back to you, follow up with an e-mail, call or Zoom meeting. We rely on people who believe in our mission to help touch the lives of those in local communities and across the world.


The Charter for Compassion has a bold, audacious vision of co-creating a world that works for everyone. Please support the Charter with a monthly contribution that helps to build this global compassionate community - person by person, school by school, and city by city. Thank you!
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