Youth Leaders Inspire a Compassionate Healthcare Future at North America’s First Healthcare Leadership School
The 2017 Healthcare Leadership Seminar was hosted by the Healthcare Constellation of Compassionate Louisville with fiscal sponsorship for the seminar coming from the Charter for Compassion International. Eminent teachers gave their time for free. Sponsorship from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, the Kentucky Medical Association, ChooseWell, Passport Healthplan and WellCare helped to offset the expenses of international students with financial need.
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Muslim Ban 3.0 Is An Alarming Echo Of Xenophobic Policies That Killed Anne Frank and other Jews
Anne Frank could have been a 77-year-old living in the USA today, if the United States didn’t enforce draconian limitations and constantly changing rules on Jewish refugees seeking to flee Nazi Germany. Her father, Otto Frank, struggled to find safety for his two daughters in the United States, but the process was fruitless in the face of a bureaucracy bent on limiting the numbers of Jewish refugees in the United States. She ended up dying in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 15, along with her mother and sister.
For Brattleboro, a Charter of Compassion
Voter-approved initiative calls for municipal endorsement of 'absolute justice, equity, and respect'
It wasn’t exactly with a stroke of the pen, but on May 2, in a unanimous voice vote, the five members of the Selectboard declared the town “compassionate.” Brattleboro is now a Compassionate City as articulated in the Charter for Compassion. What does this mean? And what are the town’s responsibilities?
Symphony of Peace Prayers Celebrates The Fuji Declaration Anniversary May 14th, 2017
Just after dawn on May 14th, Fuji Sanctuary opened its gate to welcome hundreds of people who were already waiting to attend Symphony of Peace Prayers 2017. Close to 10,000 people walked through those gates that morning from every prefecture in Japan and abroad to attend the outdoor event at the foot of Mt. Fuji to celebrate the oneness of humanity and its cultural diversity, while still more joined through the live internet broadcast.
Karen Armstrong awarded the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences
Thinker, writer and scholar Karen Armstrong has been awarded the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences for 2017. The awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation (previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation) to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. The prize was established on 24 September 1980 by the then twelve-year-old Felipe, Prince of Asturias, heir to the throne of Spain, " to contribute to, encourage and promote scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind's universal heritage." The awards are presented at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias. A sculpture, expressly created for the prize by Spanish sculptor Joan Miró, is presented yearly to the recipients of the prize. Previous winners include Mary Beard, David Attenborough and Raymond Carr.
Compassion Fayetteville Connects, Supports and Befriends Local International Community
A first pair of glasses is a significant milestone for a young boy who was born in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thanks to a resettlement initiative carried out by Compassion Fayetteville and several community partners, this child now lives with his parents in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Supporting a family in becoming self-sufficient in the U.S. and integrating into a new culture is just one of the many undertakings of Compassion Fayetteville. Fayetteville is one of more than 100 cities who have signed the Charter for Compassion with The Charter for Compassion International. This means that Compassion Fayetteville is committed to practicing compassion in the local community and has created a sustainable action plan, which has been affirmed by the local city government. The Charter for Compassion supports over 400 compassionate city initiatives across the globe.... Continue reading.
Groups come together to find common ground
“Turning Conflict Into Community” was the title and purpose of an event recently hosted by four churches, collaborating as partners with Charter for Compassion International and led by Pam and Charley Rogers.
The four pastors — the Rev. Mark Stanley of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Jim McKinley of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, the Rev. Richard Weidler of First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Rev. Darlene Strickland of Unity of the Blue Ridge — as well as four congregation members, created this secular communitywide gathering to bridge divides through dialogue.
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Compassion Comes to the Gold Coast
On Tuesday 22 March 2017, sixty-six senior students from eleven high schools on the Gold Coast came together, in partnership with Griffith University and the Compassionate Gold Coast, to shape the future of the city for the Commonwealth Games and beyond. The day started with an introduction by Terry Ayling, Facilitator, Compassionate Gold Coast, and Dr Lynne Reeder, the national facilitator of the Charter of Compassion Australia. Their presentations provided students with an overview of the Charter, its work in Australia, the elements of a compassionate city, and new approaches to compassion.
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