Your Community Could be Another Nelsonville, Ohio

Your Community Could be Another Nelsonville, Ohio
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from the director

There is no greater power than a community discovering
what it cares about.
Ask “What is possible not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.
Notice what you care about.
Assume that many others share your dreams.
~Meg Wheatley

How I feel like I am locked in another stupor of history. My states of subconsciousness are becoming more frequent: Syria, Sudan, people lost at sea fleeing war and poverty, abductions in Nigeria and now--Ukraine. Meg Wheatley asks us to consider what is possible. I ask what the prognosis is for breaking out of the stupor that many of us in the world are experiencing watching Ukraine being invaded. What can we do to recover from catatonic event depression. This is a serious condition. The gravity seems impossible to overcome. However, Meg offers us the first step: READ MORE

With warmest regards,


A big thank you to our sponsor area 9 lyceum. Transformative Learning Experiences ~ Personalized, high impact learning built on 25 years of research.


Charter for Compassion releases classifieds seeking volunteers! Click here to view all the positions.


Healing the Divide: MeToo to WeTogether

"I have been deeply touched by my experiences with GERI courses. While I have long been aware of gender injustice and violence, true solutions are rare. This kind of truth telling and witnessing opened my heart and mind to the possibility of true gender equality."~ Alex Eppel, Male Participant, USA

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—replacing our legacy of  gender dysfunction with a new civilization of beloved community?

Starts April 23

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This month's Global Read! Through sixteen books, the Maisie Dobbs series has had a resounding impact on fans. Readers have shared with author Jacqueline Winspear how Maisie’s stories have resonated with them or helped them through difficult times. Fans have been inspired by the heroine’s resilience and endurance, repurposing her strength in their own lives in a way perhaps best embodied by the phrase “What Would Maisie Do?”

Anchored by thirty of Maisie's most timeless quotes, coupled with Jacqueline Winspear’s inspiration for each nugget of wisdom, these reflections offer readers additional insight into the world of Maisie Dobbs and invite them to reflect on favorite moments and memories.

March 16, Donation or Free
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Terra: Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’”

April 27, 2022, 8 am-9:30 PDT.  REGISTER HERE

Laudato si' is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle "on care for our common home". In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all
people of the world to take "swift and unified global action." 



Our Compassion Campaign for 2022—22 days long, starts on March 14th and goes through April 4th, although of course working for compassion never ends. On April 5th, the world will observe Golden Rule Day (GRD) and the Charter for Compassion will be at the forefront of this celebration by showcasing a global webcast. It is our fifth year of being a part of this event and the 22-Day campaign culminates in GRD.
Starts March 14   READ MORE


Conversation Collective is now offering an ongoing series focused on examining grief. Through mindfulness and breath practices, journaling, one-on-one conversation, and group check-in, we will gently explore the dimensions of grief. Sessions will incorporate very subtle movement and breathing. Please join us for these weekly gatherings if you desire meaningful conversation about grief, loss, and life.

Disclaimer: This series is not therapy. The facilitators have no special degrees in grief counseling. Our hope is to hold space for community to bring some wonder to the topic of grief and death – an experience that unites us as humans and from which there is so much wisdom and learning to gain. For questions contact .

Mondays at 3:00 pm PT



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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