Be kind. ✨ Practice good towards all living beings. ✨ Model inclusive behavior in hopes that others will do the same. ✨

Be kind. ✨ Practice good towards all living beings. ✨ Model inclusive behavior in hopes that others will do the same. ✨


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"Be kind ✨ Practice good towards all living beings ✨
Model inclusive behavior in hopes that others will do the same ✨
by Marilyn Turkovich



That's at the core of the Charter for Compassion's work. Compassion is a tricky word. 
It so often is used incorrectly. Too many people dismiss it as "soft" or ineffective" in solving problems. It is not!

Compassion is powerful! It means action. These actions are expressions of kindness; from the smallest gestures that take little effort on any of our parts, to huge endeavors that require sacrifice, hard work and courage. Courage to stop violence of any kind, to speak up for the rights of all, and struggle, together with others so they may guide us to alleviate their suffering.

It is a given that this strengthens our own resolve to live life to the fullest and to become more resilient each day. 
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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. 

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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 is open until December 31 at 6 pm PT

Global Read

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Asylum by Edafe Okporo
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9 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’s 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—that 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.



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!

From Charter for Compassion Partners 

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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:

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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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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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