Let's Celebrate Golden Rule Day Together!

Let's Celebrate Golden Rule Day Together!
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Dear Charter family,  

It's my pleasure to announce that we are ready to celebrate Golden Rule Day 2022 on April 5. We have a pre-recorded celebration to be showcased via Zoom at 12AM, 8AM, and 12PM PDT, in between the broadcasts we offer live panels and conversations hosted on our social media channels with focuses on Youth, Environment, LGBTQ+, Anti-Racism and the arts, and…
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NANCY=GRACE

We have a dear volunteer, Nancy Rushlow Bray, who is taking an extended break from the many tasks that she does to support the work of the Charter for Compassion. Nancy has been an integral part of the volunteer CEI Team (Charter Education Institute) and our Charter family for several years now. We would need a separate newsletter to list all the tasks that Nancy has performed for CEI. As Charter newsletter readers you've been a direct recipient of her work for years, as she is the main person who compiles, lays out and schedules its distribution to our 80,000+ recipients.

Thanks so very much, Nancy, for the countless ways you make things happen at the Charter. Nancy, we will miss seeing your beautiful face and sweet smile in our staff meetings. Anyone who knows you will not be surprised that the name Nancy in Hebrew also means Grace. Spot on for you Nancy, as you are filled with grace, kindness, love, and compassion!

Many thanks, Nancy! We hope you have a wonderful and restful hiatus and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.
 


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
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CHARTER EDUCATION INSTITUTE COURSES, GLOBAL READ, AND EVENTS


LAST CHANCE!
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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FOSTERING COMPASSIONATE CITy culture

A Guide to Human Flourishing


Our capacity to collaborate and innovate together has been undermined by the increase in incivility, toxic behavior and divisiveness in our homes, schools, workplaces, and the public square. This erodes our sense of belonging, community, and well-being. 

We need each other to address the complex challenges facing our communities and our cities ‚Äď from aging infrastructure to climate change, homelessness, mental health and addiction issues among many others.


Course starts April 25, Cost: $45
 
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MOTHER BY MARSEL VAN OOSTEN

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 Earth Day 9am PDT Donation or Free

 
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WOMEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Today we offer 2 messages from members of the Women and Girls Sub-Sector on this special day of the 22 days of Compassion Campaign: Women Can Change The World. Thanks Vicki and Hyacinth for sharing your thoughts!

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FROM OUR PARTNERS


22 DAYS OF COMPASSIOn

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 29: Women Can Change the World
March 30: Peace Through Compassion
March 31: 1 Million Women
April 1: Spread Kindness
April 2: Recovery Curriculum
April 3: Greater Good Science Center
April 4: Compassion for Animals

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THE COMMUNITY OF MINDFUL PARENTING

The Community of Mindful Parenting and the Charter for Compassion have forged a partnership. The Community of Mindful Parenting aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. The Community is a multigenerational, multicultural and fully inclusive group that strives to nurture powerful relationships between parents/grandparents/caregivers and their children. Join their Friday gatherings:

Communi-Tea Meditation:
every Friday at 8:30 am PDT

Special offering with Dr. Dan Siegel M.D. April 4 at 1:00 pm PDT

Parenthood gives a whole new meaning to the term stress test. Too often, we find ourselves treadmilling through our days set on ‚Äúautomatic,‚ÄĚ anxiously trying to keep pace with far too many to-dos. It can seem difficult, if not impossible, to pause and catch a breath. How can we shift from automaton mode to being more present in our lives and for the people we love?

In this illuminating 
ParentMap Live¬†talk, renowned psychiatrist, Mindsight Institute cofounder and author¬†Dan Siegel, M.D., will break down techniques to help parents become more mindful in their daily routines. Drawing from the groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness practice outlined in his bestselling books ‚ÄúAware‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBecoming Aware,‚ÄĚ Dr. Siegel will share everyday exercises to regain inner balance and peace, while reducing fear, anxiety, and stress.
 
 

EDNET FORUM: POSITIVELY EMPOWERED KIDS

Positively Empowered Kids is a multi-award-winning Community Interest Company educating, inspiring, and empowering the next generation to discover ways to grow positive mental health and wellbeing. Their vision is to grow a happier and healthier world where children are resilient, compassionate, and empowered to navigate life’s challenges and realize their potential.

They collaborate with families, schools, organizations, and businesses, in fact, the whole ecosystem of a child, to create healthy environments where children can thrive.

April 7, 7:30 am PT

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TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH THE CONVERSATION COLLECTIVE

The Conversation Collective is an online space to meet new people from around the world. Currently, people from Canada, France, Ireland, South Africa, UK and USA are part of these weekly gatherings where civil conversations create new connections (in English). We offer two sessions: One on Mondays with a focus on gently exploring grief, and the other one on Thursdays that runs the gamut from sharing what we are grateful for to dreaming up ways to achieve a peaceful world for all. Each 75-minute gathering includes some mindfulness and breathing practices, journaling, and one-on-one conversations.

Please join the Conversation Collective to feel part of a global community and make new connections. This is a joint offering between the Charter for Compassion and Citizen Discourse. For questions contact
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Mondays at 3:00 pm PT
Thursdays at 3:00 pm PT


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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.
 

TAKE ACTION 

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.

 


PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARTER

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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