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"Short & Sweet"
by Marilyn Turkovich


These last four weeks I've been writing about the Gala and each of the Humanitarian Awards we will present on November 12 at our Global Gala. The week before those blogs appeared, I wrote about the Global Gala Gallery. (I got high marks in school for my understanding of alliteration). Each week as I wrote these entries, I felt a little guilty, thinking I should be writing about compassion or one of its attributes. Let me get the necessities out of the way. Please come to our Gala and take a look at our Gallery of artists and consider making a purchase to help the Charter and the artists who are sharing their talent.  

Our upcoming Gala is awesome. You truly won't want to miss it! It represents everything we hold dear and work towards. You'll hear and see the accomplishments of young people, get inspired by the dedication and compassionate action that is at the heart of those receiving awards. Each is inspiring and no obstacle has managed to stop them. The United World Colleges are celebrating their 60th year and Riane Eisler and Mary Robinson are champions of collaboration, social justice and exceptional leadership. Then there is Deogratias, whose resilience is a testimony to his strong belief in people and envisioning what is possible...Continue reading here.



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Register for the Morning Session here


Register for the Evening Session here

Charter for Compassion News, Programs, and Webinars

 Charter Education Institute

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Essence of Compassion - On Demand
Take advantage of special $5 pricing for the month of November

On-demand courses by design are self-paced and can be taken anytime. On-demand courses do not include interactions with an instructor. Capture and analyze opinions, reflections and observations on compassionate theories and actions. Create a personal definition of compassion that is informed by a variety of sources. 


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!

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The Global Gala Gallery

November 5 - December 31, 2022

Our Gallery offers art from our international community of supporters and artists.
All the art sale proceeds support artists AND the Charter for Compassion, sustaining artists and compassion.

Purchases will be sent to you directly from our contributing artists.

Stroll through the gallery, choose pieces that speak to you,
and don't forget the gift giving season is around the corner!

New art is still added regularly! Visit the gallery here!

The Gallery opens on November 5, at 9 am PT and closes on December 31 at 6 pm PT

Global Read

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Asylum by Edafe Okporo
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8 am PDT / 5.00 pm WAT Check other timezones here
Learn more and register here. (You may register to get recording after event)

A poignant, moving memoir and urgent call to action for immigration justice by a Nigerian asylee and¬†global¬†gay rights and immigration activist Edafe Okporo.On the eve of Edafe Okporo‚Äôs twenty-sixth birthday, he was awoken to a violent mob outside his window in Abuja, Nigeria. The mob threatened his life after discovering the secret Edafe had been hiding for years‚ÄĒthat he is a gay man. Left with no other choice, he purchased a one-way plane ticket to New York City and fled for his life. Though America had always been painted to him as a land of freedom and opportunity, it was anything but when he arrived just days before the tumultuous 2016 Presidential Election.

Film Series

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A Cloud Never Dies 
with Thich Nhat Hanh narrated by Peter Coyote
Available for viewing Thursday Nov. 10 through Saturday Nov. 12
Learn more and register here. 

The story of how a humble Vietnamese monk's wisdom and compassion were forged in the suffering of war. Thich Nhat Hanh's path of engaged action reveals how an aspiration to serve the world can offer hope and a way forward for millions.






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 27 - Above All Compassion; United World Colleges

Oct 22 - Riane Eisler was so far ahead. Now she's right on time.

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

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.

Revolutionary Breakthroughs That Will Shape Your Future




Feeling the pain of the world and recognizing how many are struggling with isolation and despair, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu decided to act. They joined forces for one final mission:
To show us how to live with more JOY even in deeply troubled times.

Their timely and humorous wisdom remind us that Joy is an inside job, that Joy and sorrow are inseparable,
and that one of Joy’s secrets is deep connection with others.

global joy summitBe inspired by the contagious Joy of these global icons, and learn from 30+ renowned joy scientists, spiritual teachers, changemakers, and artists at the Global Joy Summit, November 13th-16th. 
Learn more and register with out unique link here


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The Foundation for Peace and Compassionate Leadership, and the Charter for Compassion are co-creating a space where you as a young person (aged 15 - 35), or one who is Young at Heart (YAHs) can meet and share about things you care deeply about, and are ready to take responsibility for.

It is a place to express your calling, to create compassionate ways of living in harmony with oneself, with other people, and with nature. This space is the Youth Collaborating for Compassion Initiative and they are organizing a Digital Open Space Workshop from the 5th to 7th of December 2022 to continue building interactions. Read more here

Details: Spread out over 3 days, join in online conversations with Youth and Young at heart from around the world via Zoom (6 sessions) from the 5th to the 7th of Dec Or join us for the in-person gathering at Asia Plateau, Panchgani, India. 

Register online here

Please do invite anyone would be interested in joining you for this. See you there!

About Youth Collaborating for Compassion: https://linktr.ee/Y.C.forCompassion

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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‚ĄĘ¬†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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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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