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Dear Charter family,  

I write with bittersweet news. After nearly seven years of serving (and more importantly, being served by) the Charter for Compassion’s vast and visionary network, I am moving on from my role with the organization at the end of this month. The last seven years have held many seasons, and it has been my absolute honor to share those seasons with you. 

Join the team at the Charter for Compassion

This rewarding and demanding Program Coordinator position is a dynamic opportunity for someone who enjoys working remotely as well as being an integral part of a small team.

Given its international character, the Charter is looking for someone who speaks another language in addition to English, possibly Spanish, Portuguese, French or Arabic, and for whom Zoom, ACY Mailing, CiviCRM, Ruzuku, Sutra, DropBox, Microsoft Office, Google Suite hold no surprises. Preference is given to someone who is familiar with the Charter and its programs, is very organized, and has webpage experience (We use SP Pagebuilder/Joomla) and is a quick learner. Experience or aptitude for coding, graphic design and video editing would be a plus. 

We look forward to receiving your resume and a cover letter, sharing your interest in the position and reflecting on some compassionate actions, or lack of actions, in your community. We are accepting applications until April 4 and plan to have interviews with potential candidates the week of April 18.  The anticipated starting date will be May 9. While the salary range for this position intends to meet the median salary within an individual's country, we may not always be able to achieve that level. Please send cover letter and resume to


poetry for inspiration and wellbeing 2022

 (Back By Popular Demand!)

There‚Äôs truth to the saying, ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a poet in all of us.‚ÄĚ Poetry has always had an important place in society. It still does today. Consider, for instance, Amanda Gorman, the young, African American poet who recited her poem from the United States Capitol during the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden. Shortly after that auspicious day, while the world watched, she read another poem during the Super Bowl, one of the most watched events in television history. Clearly, poetry has a place in our society. But how do you bring out the poet inside you?

Starts April 4, Cost: $30

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Next month's Global Read "MOTHER" is a large-format nature photography book, showcasing Marsel van Oosten's personal favorites and his most popular and award-winning images from the past 15 years, taken on five continents: Africa, North America, Antarctica, Asia, and Europe. MOTHER is Marsel's personal visual ode to Mother Earth and a celebration of her incredible biodiversity.

Successful conservation starts with awareness, and Marsel hopes that the images in this book will reconnect people to nature, make them realize that Mother Earth desperately needs our protection, and inspire them to take action.

April 22, 9am PDT Donation or Free

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"Mama! They don't have enough volunteers." Maha's daughter called her after finishing a shift at the train station in Berlin, helping the people responsible for receiving the daily arrival of thousands of refugees from Ukraine.





Join us for 22 days, beginning March 14 with GoldenRuleism until Golden Rule Day on April 5, for a daily journey through compassion, gratitude, the Golden Rule and other values that we share. Instead of full-on presentations, we offer bite-sized pieces of wisdom and inspiration in booklets, videos and concise lessons. Visit each webpage on the designated day or go here to see the list for all 22 days. 
March 22: Happiness Practices
March 23: Transform Your Day
March 24: Benefits of Mindfulness
March 25: Exam Wizardry
March 26: Service
March 27: Empathy Muscle
March 28: Become a Better Leader
March 29: Women Can Change the World



The Charter for Compassion has entered a partnership with the Community of Mindful Parenting. The Community aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. They are a multigenerational, welcoming parents, guardians, educators, grandparents, and other family members. The organization is multicultural, and a fully inclusive community that strives to nurture powerful relationships with children.

Upcoming programs include:
Fri, March 25th @ 8:30am PDT: Communi-Tea Meditations
We’re honored to welcome back 
Foxy Davison to lead us in our weekly 30-minute meditation. Join here.

Mon, March 28th @ 10:30am PDT: Open Mic: Practice Self-Regulation for Nonviolent Communication with Faith Chinnock as she shares a Practice Self-Regulation for Nonviolent Communication - a way to learn how to practice settling our systems during challenging conversations and situations.
Join by clicking here just prior to the presentation.

Note: this is not the registration you may be used to via other Charter for Compassion programs. Come to each offering a few minutes before it is scheduled to start.  However, you can visit the platform at any time to get involved in conversations.


Charter partner, Envision Kindness wants to invite the Charter membership to participate in the 2022 World is Kind Photography Contest. If you have photos of kindness, compassion and love please consider submitting them. If you know of others who have such photos please spread the world. Want to know that seeing your photography will change people? Check out the science! Join the global kindness movement. Submit your kind images or share the contest. 




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 ‚Äď 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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