Riane Eisler was so far ahead. Now she is right on time.

Riane Eisler was so far ahead. Now she is right on time.


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"Riane Eisler was so far ahead. Now she is right on time."
by Marilyn Turkovich


"I've been thinking about grit as a character trait ever since we decided on the theme for this year's Gala; Architects of Justice. Say "grit" and my mind immediately goes to the Charles Porter classic novel, True Grit with its infamous lines, "There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it." While Porter's protagonist, Mattie Ross, sought retribution for the murder of her father, exemplifying one aspect of grit, the Charter's Humanitarian Awardees each demonstrate a variation of grit beyond perseverance. Each of them has continued to demonstrate a passion for following through on a vision, a vision that is justice.

Let me turn to the words of an expert on grit, Angela Duckworth. Her work has earned her a MacArthur Genius Award and her research and application methods are so outstanding that they are both understandable and make perfect sense. She writes:..." Continue reading here.


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Charter for Compassion News, Programs, and Webinars


The Texas Compassionate Cities are rallying donations for the Uvalde Love Project. As compassionate cities in Texas we have decided to join together to gather donations throughout our networks and combine all the collected donations to represent unity in our support for Uvalde in the wake of the tragic Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, 2022.

Please donate right away. We'd like all donations by November 30, 2022 or before! Then, we will provide all the collected funds as of that date to the project. Learn more here to donate!

dr starita boyceCompassion Tree Project

The Compassion Tree Project is not only about planting 7.7 billion indigenous trees – each tree representing each person on the planet - it’s also about re-greening our communities with other native plants, especially pollinator species as well as plants that provide food and medicinal benefits to the local residents. It’s about agro-forestry, reforestation, and of course, protecting already existing stands of trees, especially old-growth stands. To learn more about our vision for the CTP Learn more here


dr starita boyceCompassion Circle - The Charter Sangha
Last Saturday of the month. Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 am PDT Check other timezones here
Learn more and register here

Charter for Compassion and Orlaith O'Sullivan from Plum Village have partnered to have a monthly Sangha practice following the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

This is a space to establish your presence in peace, connect with others and refresh your own heart. 
The format is: guided practices to nourish your mind and spirit, circle sharing together and deep relaxation.

All are most welcome and no experience needed! 

Community Chats

These chats are for anyone who's part of a Compassionate City, Organization or signed the Charter from the specific region the chats are dedicated to. Check out our upcoming chats, and sign up! Check timezones here.

Oct 25, Tuesday - 2.00 pm PDT / Oct. 26, Wednesday - 10.00 am - NEW ZEALAND Chat 

Oct 26, Wednesday - 4 pm PDT - CANADA Chat 

Oct 27, Thursday - 4 pm PDT/7 pm EDT - U.S. Chat

Catch up on all things Global Gala 2022: "Architects of Justice"

Read everything our Executive Director, Marilyn Turkovich, has shared about this year's Global Gala:

Oct 15 - Pathologies of Power

Oct 8 - Everyone Matters

Oct 1 - Global Gala Humanitarian Awardees Announced

Sept 24 - Gala Trivia: Can you guess the Architects of Justice for our Global Gala 2022?

Sept 17 - Each Art Piece is a Rendering of Compassion

Sept 10 - Art as Inspiration Gives Rise to Compassion!

Sept 3 - How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou

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From Charter for Compassion Partners

Revolutionary Breakthroughs That Will Shape Your Future

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If you’d like to experience the calm confidence that comes from knowing you have enough information to allow you to successfully navigate the rapidly changing world around you and make clear-headed decisions about your and your family’s lives…

New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed scientist Gregg Braden is going to be holding a brand-new, no-charge, Online Video Event that will help you have that experience all the time. In this hour-long event, he’ll share how you can take advantage of new innovations in food-growing technology, financial freedom and security, and energy, as well as actions you can take to slow the aging process, increase your cognitive abilities, supercharge your creativity, and enhance every aspect of your life.

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Conversation Collective is migrating! 

You are invited to join global weekly discussion where we practice deep listening and mindful conversation. The topics vary but are designed to invite reflection and remind us of our shared humanity. 


Same dates, same times, same compassionate community.
Click here to learn more or email  for more information.


Islands of Calm Meditation for City, Town, Village with Integral City Meshworks
October 29, 1.00 pm PDT / 9.00 pm BST 
Learn more and Register here. 

Integral City Meshworks offers a Zoom Islands of Calm Meditation for Compassionate Cities once a month on the 4th Saturday.

After the meditation participants can (optionally) share their experience of the meditation. This is always delightful and valuable as we get a sense of the energies we are collectively noticing and sharing in the Field of our villages and cities.

Altogether the meditation lasts for an hour embracing the check-in, meditation and checkout.

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The Community of Mindful Parenting aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. They are a multigenerational, multicultural and fully inclusive community that strives to nurture powerful relationships between parents/caregivers and their children. Their Listening Mothers and Finding Calm classes explore the relationship between caregiver and child through a lens of self compassion. Their weekly Communi-Teas are a centering tool for meditation. Learn more here.

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