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Affirmed Cities

Affirmed Cities

Affirmed Cities

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Cities that have Affirmed the Charter
(Compassionate Cities)

Over 121 City governments have already signed and affirmed the Charter for Compassion as a Compassionate City. In some cases, these cities have adopted the Charter for Compassion as it is written, in other cities, the Charter has been changed to include working relationships of citizens with the governing entity. These are the Cities that have Affirmed the Charter to date:

Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Apeldorn, Netherlands

Apodaca, NL, Mexico

Appleton, WI, USA

Atlanta, GA, USA

Austin, TX, USA

Continent of Australia

Aviles, Spain

Bali, Indonesia

Ballarat, Australia

Bandung, Indonesia

Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Basalt, Colorado, USA

Belfast, United Kingdom

Berkeley Lake, GA, USA

Bojonegoro, Indonesia

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Country of Botswana

Cadereyta Jimenez, NL, Mexico

State of California, USA

Canberra, Australia 

Cape Town, South Africa

Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

Christchurch, New Zealand

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Clarkston, GA, USA

City of Cornwall, UK

Dallas, TX, USA

Danbury, CT, USA

Dayton, OH, USA

Decatur, GA, USA

Del Rey, CA, USA

Denver, CO, USA

Downey, CA, USA

Republic of Djibouti

El Carmen, NL, Mexico

Elk Grove, CA, USA

Eskilstuna, Sweden

Fayetteville, AR, USA

Fort Worth, TX, USA

Fremont, CA, USA

Garcia, NL, Mexico

Garut, Indonesia

Gaziantep, Turkey

General Bravo, NL, Mexico

Gold Coast, Australia

Groningen, Netherlands

Guadalupe, NL, Mexico

Hendersonville, NC, USA

Houston, TX, USA

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

Huntsville, AL, USA

Karachi, Pakistan

Khairo Dero Village, Pakistan

Lacey, WA, USA

Lambeth, United Kingdom

Lake County, CA, USA

Lake Forest Park, WA, USA

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Leiden, Netherlands

Lexington, KY, USA

LoDo Neighborhood, Denver, CO, USA

London, ON, Canada

Louisville, KY, USA

Lyndon, KY, USA

Mier y Noriega, NL, Mexico

Milford, CT, USA

Millbrae, CA, USA

Millcreek, UT, USA

Mina, NL, Mexico

Montemorelos, NL, Mexico

Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Napa County, CA, USA

Neenah, WI, USA

Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Olean, NY, USA

Orlando, FL, USA

Overland Park Neighborhood, CO, USA

Parksville, BC, Canada

PAX Nation

Pine Bluff, AR, USA

Pomona, CA, USA

Port Angeles, WA, US

Portland, ME, USA

Powell River, BC, Canada

Purwakarta, Indonesia

Raleigh, NC, USA

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

Redlands, CA, USA

Richardson, TX, USA

Richmond, VA, USA

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Roanoke, VA, USA

Rochester, MN, USA

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sacramento, CA, USA

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Salt Lake County, UT, USA

San Antonio, TX, USA

San Juan Bautista, CA, USA

San Nicolas, NL, Mexico

San Pedro, NL, Mexico

Santa Catarina, NL, Mexico 

County of Santa Clara, State of California

Santa Maria, CA, USA

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Santiago, NL, Mexico

Seattle, WA, USA

Sooke, BC, Canada

Spokane, WA, USA

St. Augustine, FL, USA

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Sragen, Indonesia

Syracuse/Onondaga County, NY, USA

Greater Toledo and Northwest Ohio, USA

Tucson, AZ, USA

Tulsa, OK, USA

Upland, CA, USA

Westland, MI, USA

West Sacramento, CA, USA

Winston-Salem, NC, US


Our Participating Communities may range from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to small villages in the United Kingdom, India and Pakistan to mega-cities like Karachi and San Antonio. The Charter for Compassion has communities in more than 50 designated countries in the world.

These communities are community-lead initiatives and they are all at various stages of development. Becoming a compassionate initiative (community, hamlet, neighborhood, village) takes time and effort. Read more about how to Build a Compassionate Community.

Issues change and priorities change, committees lose and gain members, elected officials are voted in and out. Read about the List of Issues which includes 21 topics with related questions that any community may use to reflect on and discuss.

The mainstay of a compassionate initiative is a core team of grass roots organizers working hand-in-hand with local partners and government.

Do you want your community to join us? Register your Community Initiative!

By registering here, you will start receiving our Newsletter and any emails that go out to our Cities. We’ll be inviting you to events, courses and meetings, inspiring and encouraging you to do the groundwork required for your local government to Affirm the Charter.



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