How about a little hope?

How about a little hope?
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We are strongest when we see the most vulnerable in our society, bear witness to their struggles, and then work to create systems to make it better.
~Stacey Abrams

Here we go—we need to change! You’ve heard it before and the news from COP26 is filled with ideas that could conceivably stop Greta Thunberg from telling us “blah, blah, blah” about our non-action to resolutions, pronouncements, and declarations. It is time to break things down so we can understand them better. Thanks to the good work of our partners at
YES! Magazine, here are some things to think about and DO! READ MORE

With warm regards,


Global Gala
Please join us on November 20th!
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How can I help? I’ve heard those four magical words a number of times over the years. Without a need to explain explicitly why help was needed. The offer was made. Then, a number of years ago, I was part of an audience watching a screening of the documentary, “The Cats of Mirikitani”. I heard the producer/director of the film, Linda Hattendorf, talk about this wonderful person who came up to her in a similar screening of the film and asked, “How can I help?” Helping meant getting the film networked and in film festivals around the world, it meant having it shown in small venues to help viewers remember the lingering wounds of war, September 11th, and the healing powers of friendship.
That extraordinary person who responds in ways that she can help a cause is one of the Humanitarian Awardees at our November 20th Global Gala. Until I listened to her acceptance speech, I never knew why our award recipient
Cynthia Sears does what she does so graciously and wholeheartedly.
Visit our 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—explore innovative solutions for these global issues, and guidance on how to make change in your own lives, as well as reach out.

Starts November 15th Cost $25

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humankind - a hopeful history

In next month's Global Read, international bestselling author Rutger Bregman provides new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history, setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens.

December 15, 8am PT Donation or Free
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parents circle WEBINAR

The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. Moreover, the PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings, and the media, to spread these ideas.

December 1, 7am PT
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conversation collective

November is Friendsgiving.
Are you interested in experiencing the Charter’s newest community offering, the Conversation Collective, but uncertain of making a commitment? During the month of November, we are extending an invitation to you to join this global conversation as our guest. Simply reach out by email to Karen with Citizen Discourse at and let her know which session you wish to attend (Monday’s at 6pm EST or Thursday’s at 12pm EST) and she will provide you with a zoom link and all the information you need to prepare for the session. We hope to see you in November!

Mondays at 3:00 pm PT and Thursdays at 9:00 am PT

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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.


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