Peace Rising


Free Charter Film Festival sponsored by Charter Partner, Films for the Planet: September 9 -24

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Join in a global synchronized stream of the documentary ROOTED in PEACE for FREE on September 21, International Day of Peace. The stream is taking place during the films theatrical release with Landmark Theaters in over 50 U.S. cities on the same day.

Watch five additional films that inspire personal and planetary peace through cross-cultural understanding. These films are great for individuals and communities wishing to move toward an increased global coherence that celebrates connectivity and unifies our hearts through peace and compassion.

Film themes included Music: The Universal Language of Peace, Bridge building through Cross-cultural Understanding, Celebrating the Connectivity of Peace, The “Interbeing” of Peace and Compassion, and Games for Peace.

Start a film conversation in your community! Watch anytime or host a group screening to connect with others and engage in thoughtful discussions and civic actions that add enormous value to our communities and our world.

As a prelude to the Synchronized Global Meditation on 9/24 - join the "Neuroscience of Peace - Tapping into our Hearts’ Intelligence" livestream 9/23 at 9 a.m.PST with Rollin McCraty Ph.D., founder of the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI). and Executive Vice President and Director of Research at HeartMath Institute.

Learn more about each film.

Global Reads, Webinars and Courses

The Charter for Compassion Education Institute in conjunction with our partner sectors works to provide courses, conference calls and webinars for our membership throughout the year.  All webinars are free, but donations are welcome to pay for these offerings.

Women and Girls Sector Offering: The Role of Dignity in creating a secure future, September 13, 8 am Pacific. Learn more and register.

Global Read: One Wholesome World with author Arun Wakhlu, September 19, 8 am, Pacific. Learn more and register.

Education and Social Justice Sector Webinar: Follow Your Heart, September 26, 8 am Pacific.  Learn more and register.

Women and Girls Sector Offering: Mitigating Fear Within a Community: Terrorism and Refugees, September 27, 8 am Pacific. Learn more and register.

Global Read sponsored by Education and Healthcare Sectors Webinar: Petey with author Ben Mikaelsen, October 24, 8 am, Pacific. Learn more and register.

Karen Armstrong Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Vrije Uni­ver­siteit Amsterdam

Karen Armstrong (right to left), Manuela Kalsky from Vrije Uni­ver­siteit Am­s­ter­dam, and Gerthe Lamers and Astrid Gravenbeek, Charter for Compassion in the Netherlands

If there is one concept that defines the work of British author and religious scientist Karen Armstrong, founder of the Charter for Compassion-- it is compassion. She highlights this common core in a wide variety of religious traditions and has made an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the position different religions hold in society.

Be­cause her work and achieve­ments closely em­body the con­tri­bu­tion that Vrije Uni­ver­siteit Am­s­ter­dam aims to make to the di­a­logue be­tween dif­fer­ent re­li­gions and to the ideas about their role in so­ci­ety, Arm­strong was awarded an hon­orary doc­tor­ate in The­ol­ogy and Re­li­gious Stud­ies at the open­ing of the aca­d­e­mic year on Mon­day, 4 Sep­tem­ber, she was awarded the hon­orary title by su­per­vis­ing pro­fes­sor Manuela Kalsky, pro­fes­sor in the en­dowed Ed­ward Schille­beeckx, chair for The­ol­ogy and So­ci­ety. 

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