A Global Call to Action
Close to 200 nations will gather in Paris from November 30 to December 11 to discuss the effects climate has on our future environment. The conference is called COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change). The key issue at the conference will be to agree on stabilizing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous pollution and pollutants, interference with our climate system. A number of our compassionate cities and environment partners will be present in Paris. COP21 is one of the world’s opportunities to show compassion for ourselves and future generations and to “Mother Earth” who sustains us. Read more about the Charter’s Environment sector, and if you are a Charter Member and are involved in the Charter, please join our network.
New Education Partner
PenPal Schools connects over 70 thousand people from 90 countries to learn together. Their free world-class learning resource combines high quality courses with interactive technology to make global exchange fun and easy. Learners of all ages connect to discover other cultures and discuss global issues while practicing language skills.
Get Connected with Others Today! Visit PenPal Schools to enter into a new world of possibilities. See how educators, students and parents can get involved. It doesn’t matter if you are 10 or 100, there is a Pal waiting to be joined up with you in a shared learning experience.
#GivingTuesday is the day that social media marks the beginning of the holiday season by giving back—this year it is Tuesday, Dec. 1. You are the key to making this event the success by raising awareness of the Charter.
Hundreds of Charter Partner volunteers around the globe offer countless hours to infuse communities with compassion. They seek—and see—change all around them. Among these volunteers doctors, academics and healthcare workers who have established, with 47 medical institutions, a Charter for Compassion Asian and Pacific Healthcare Hub. Quiet heroes create daily miracles: people like Laurette Folk, who created the Compassion Anthology to support ChildHelp Sierra Leone; Charles Barker and Jack Youngkin in Fort Worth, Texas, who have assembled a team to provide one million meals for kids this year; Emma Seppella from Stanford’s CCARE program whose education program for mothers and healthcare providers in Botswana is helping rescue children who were dying in large numbers because of ill-prepared infant formula. Australians have launched a country-wide campaign to foster compassionate action; students in Huntsville, Alabama support Special Olympics.
Please donate on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1 and then post about it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr—any and all the social networks you are connected to. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/plan-to-give.
“The Giving Games: Youth and Schools Play It Forward!” December 1st - 11th, 2015
Compassion Games International offers fun and creative ways to ignite compassionate action in communities around the world. The Compassion Games bring the Charter for Compassion to life through the power of coopetition, catalyzing tangible acts of compassion and organized service projects in our communities.
There is a deep connection between affirming the Charter for Compassion and playing in the Compassion Games. The Compassion Games started as a way to engage individuals and communities to actualize the vision of the Charter.
The Games occur a number of times throughout the year and measure the progress of compassionate action over time, capturing the number of volunteers, hours of service, people served, and monies raised for local or global causes. Learn more.
Please become a member of the Charter for Compassion. Step forward to support the compassion movement materially -- with your money, your time, your connections, your special areas of expertise, and your high expectations. Why do we keep asking? We need your support at all levels or we could not keep going. We've grown in our outreach over 150% in the last year. Yet we have not grown in staff, still no office or equipment, put we do have plans in 2016 to hire a city coordinator to help meet the needs of our international campaigns. Would you please consider helping?
We believe a compassionate world is a peaceful world. We believe a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they would wish to be treated - with dignity, equity and respect. We believe all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive. Thank you for considering this request. Donate here.