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Parliament of World Religions and The Charter for Compassion Track

For those of you who are registered to be part of the Parliament, you will already have access to Accelevents ‚Äď their online platform. Once you have signed into the Parliament‚Äôs Accelevents site, you will see all kinds of information about hundreds of workshops. Across the top are four blue boxes and one is called ‚ÄúTracks & Tags.‚ÄĚ Click there and scroll down to see all of your options. If you want to earmark the Charter workshops, scroll until you find the box next to Charter for Compassion and click that box. Then all of the CfC workshops from our many partners will be tagged for you. Know that you may click more than one box.

Down the left side of the Parliament’s Accelevents site, you will see Expo and Lounges listed there. CfC will be at both so please visit us in the virtual Exhibit Hall and hang out in our Lounge when you need a break from all of the workshops.

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 GLOBAL GALA HIGHLIGHTED

RoshiJoanHalifax 2We continue to offer a glimpse of individuals and organizations that we will honor at the Gala over the next eight weeks. Meet Roshi Joan Halifax here and join us on November 20th at the Gala.
Learn more about the event and register.

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. From 1972-1975, she worked with psychiatrist Stanislav Grof at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center with dying cancer patients. She has continued to work with dying people and their families, and to teach health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical and spiritual aspects of care of the dying. She is Director of the Project on Being with Dying, and Founder of the Upaya Prison Project that develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She is also founder of the Nomads Clinic in Nepal.

Listen to Roshi Joan on compassion and the true meaning of empathy.

TerraThe Environment Sector cordially invites our partners and all interested others to join in our bi-monthly film and book discussion series. During these one-hour, international conversations, we will focus on the themes in the featured media with special emphasis on compassionate action. Participants are welcome to read or view the chosen film or publication in advance but this is not required for attendance. Free or by donation. REGISTER HERE.

 

CHARTER EDUCATION INSTITUTE COURSES AND CHARTER EVENTS

 

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Gender Equity and Reconciliation For Everyone

Can you imagine being part of a group who actually share their truth together - across the genders? A group of people who begin to re-invent our human future together‚ÄĒreplacing our legacy of¬† gender dysfunction with a new civilization of beloved community?

This carefully facilitated 7-week course creates a safe forum where we can awaken a deeper empathy and understanding and begin to discover practical pathways towards healing and transforming our relationships. Together we can begin to re-form relations between women and men, and people of all genders, without blame or shame, and move through the often unspoken, unconscious attitudes, fears and reactions around gender and sexuality, to reclaim the mutual harmony and reverence that is our birthright.

Join us for this interactive and experiential online course and embark upon a new form of spiritual healing and reconciliation work that builds trust and compassionate communication through a skillful combination of interactive activities, spiritual practice, and transformative group process. In partnership with
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI).


Space is limited. We hope to see you in the course!

Starts October 25th
Special Charter Pricing

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From Emergency to Emergence

David Korten is not necessarily asking us to read any of his books for next month's Global Read though he considers his work, Change the Story, Change the Future to be appropriate. Instead, he is asking you to read his most recent essay, Ecological Civilization: From Emergency to Emergence. He is offering the essay free by clicking on the
PDF link here.


David introduces his essay in this way: "This is a personal white paper directed to those who seek a future that works for all of Earth’s people and other beings. It weaves together threads of ongoing conversations with global colleagues in which I am privileged to participate. These conversations build from a simple, self-evident insight that carries profound implications for all that we do and seek to be."

October 20, 9 am PDT Donation or Free
 
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XIII Encuentro Mundial de Valores

Co-hosted by the Charter for Compassion, join us at the XIII Encuentro Mundial de Valores. We will be exploring Expressions of Humanism with Values where more than 20 speakers will share their knowledge and inspiration from different perspectives such as education, social responsibility, science & wellbeing, economy, compassion and human rights.

October 22-23  Register here

 

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Do you wish you had a place where 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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COMPASSIONATE INITIATIVES

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The Charter for Compassion is proud to support Compassionate Houston and Compassion Week 2021. In a period when the world seems to be slipping out of control at times, the theme for this Compassion Week is ‚ÄúWisdom Teachers and Faith Leaders on Compassion (We Can Use ALL the World‚Äôs Wisdom Now)‚ÄĚ.

Eight diverse wisdom teachers’ perspectives on compassion will be presented by 8 different partner organizations of Compassionate Houston. The aspiration for this theme is that greater discernment will emerge as we open to different, wise perspectives on compassion. The presentations take place in 30-minute time frames over 7 days. Consider attending some or all!

Learn more and go to the Compassion Week webpage https://compassionatehouston.org/cw2021.

 

pictureCOMMUNITIES WEBINAR: COMPASSIONATE AUSTRALIA

In September, the Australian Compassion Council honoured the remarkable acts of compassion occurring across the continent during its National Day of Compassion.

Find out what it takes to be a continent of Compassion! Join the Charter for Compassion in conversation with Compassionate Australia. We'll learn about the history of the compassionate movement, current focus areas and projects, successes and challenges along the way.



October 19, 3 pm PDT Donation or Free Register here
 

From Our Partners

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Across all wisdom traditions, compassion is a foundational pillar. All too often, we conflate compassion with sympathy and empathy, but in practice, it is a distinct, regenerative and unifying force that transforms us and all those it touches.

We invite you to join us for a 21-day compassion challenge, to explore different ways to bring this timeless virtue into our lives -- and to do it in concert with kindred spirits from around the globe.

October 2-23 Free


 
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.

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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.
 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARTER

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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