The Courage to be Imperfect

The Courage to be Imperfect
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  from the director  

Early in my career in education, I happened upon Adlerian psychology. It offered pragmatic methods for understanding behavior and provided reasonable ways to work with children, families and colleagues. In graduate school I explored Alfred Adler’s work more and his belief that, as we moved to embrace democratic principles in a world coming out of the Victorian age, we needed a psychology that helped us in interacting with one another. READ MORE

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Get your ticket to the global gala

The more we find ourselves working on the Gala the more we pinch ourselves so to speak, and realize what an exciting event it will be. We‚Äôve been featuring one of our Humanitarian Awardees in each newsletter. Today we would like to introduce you to Isabel Wilkerson. Isabel is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, an interpreter of the human condition, and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval. If you haven‚Äôt read Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, the venerable U.K. bookseller, Waterstone‚Äôs calls it an ‚Äúexpansive, lyrical and stirring account of the unspoken system of divisions that govern our world.‚ÄĚ Please put it on your list of books to read and put getting a ticket to our Global Gala on your to do list as well. Visit our Gala pages on our website and purchase tickets for the event. Should the date, November 20th, not work for you--if you've bought a ticket we will send you the link to the broadcast and you'll be able to watch it at a time that suits you. Don't miss it!




Humanity 360 introduces Opening our Eyes to Inequalities and Remedies. Led by cultural anthropologist and educator Taya Pocock, this three-week course is designed to familiarize you with three topics of the utmost importance for all walks of contemporary life: human rights, urban poverty, and homelessness.

This course will provide practical information, accompanied by real-life stories, compelling videos, and stimulating prompts that encourage personal reflection, growth, and collaborative thought with your instructor and other participants. Of absolute significance‚ÄĒexplore innovative solutions for these global issues, and guidance on how to make change in your own lives, as well as reach out.

Starts October 15th Cost $25

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The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference

In next month's Global Read,  physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century.

Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science - coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine - demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place.

November 8, 12 pm PT Donation or Free
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The 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.

October 27, 8 am PDT,  Donation or Free. Register here

picture conversation collective

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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The Charter for Compassion meets monthly with our Compassionate Community leads and members in the United Kingdom. We welcome you to join us, whether you are currently involved in an existing compassionate community initiative in the U.K. or if you are interested in starting such an initiative.

November 3, 8 am PDT Donation or Free Register here




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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