Madre mia, en el sueno/ Mother of mine, in my dream

Madre mia, en el sueno/ Mother of mine, in my dream
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Madre m√≠a, en el sue√Īo
ando por paisajes cardenosos:
un monte negro que se contornea
siempre, para alcanzar el otro monte;
y en el que siempre est√°s t√ļ vagamente,
pero siempre hay otro monte redondo
que circundar, para pagar el paso
al monte de tu gozo y de mi gozo

Mother of mine, in my dream
I walk purplish landscapes:
a black mountain that sways
trying to reach the other mountain;
and you are always in it vaguely,
but there is always another round mountain
to be walked around to pay the toll
to get to the mountain of your joy and mine.  ~Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral is one of my favorite poets‚ÄĒa prophetic voice that spoke out for human rights and the rights of children, women and the poor before they were included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

With warm regards,


Global Gala Proves Compassion is Alive and Hope is With Us

Plan to participate virtually in the Charter for Compassion’s Global Gala on November 20th. Hear the founder of the Charter for Compassion, Karen Armstrong, invite each of us to think beyond the present to envision a possible world of renewal. Listen as Holocaust survivor and honoree Rabbi Soetendorp reminds us that it is time for tikkun olam, a time to repair the world.

We‚Äôd like to introduce you to another of the nine honorees who will receive our Humanitarian Award. Today, it is Magdalena Whoolery. When Magdalena contacted the Charter in 2013, in an excited call she announced, ‚ÄúBotswana, needs compassion.‚ÄĚ She was a new arrival to the country and during the initial weeks of being in Gaborone, the capital, she saw what she termed injustice in the healthcare sector and apathy preventing people offering even small acts of kindness to one another. Magdalena set out to build a team of grassroots people to address issues that needed attention: ending corporal punishment in schools; registering indigenous people to guarantee their rights to healthcare and education; housing children whose family members had been lost to HIV; and for Magdalena, preventing children dying of illness due to pressure on mothers to use infant formula. Magdalena and her team addressed each of these issues with fierce determination. Listen to her speak during our Gala. It will knock the wind out of you. Magdalena will not be stopped in her fight for children's lives. Join us.

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Gala pages on our website and purchase tickets. We don't want anyone to be excluded.




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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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


Compassionate Las Vegas believes that the need for more compassion is the most pressing issue of our time. There is data to support that love and compassion are not luxuries but necessities for human survival. Compassionate Las Vegas hosts and inspires a network of compassionate businesses, government institutions, groups and individuals so that Las Vegas may be a more compassionate place to live, work and play.

Join the Charter in conversation with Compassionate Las Vegas to learn more!

November 17, 8:30 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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