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St. Louis, MO, USA

Compassionate St. Louis Network is a welcoming community of caring people. We are advocates for compassion. We are witnesses to compassion. We share an unflinching resolve to make compassion a clear, luminous, and dynamic force to alleviate suffering and promote the common good.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to speak for compassion, act with compassion, and nurture an ever-more compassionate St. Louis region.

Our Principles

  • Compassion honors the dignity and nobility of every human being.
  • Compassion sustains and challenges our St. Louis region and the world.
  • Compassion breaks through barriers and breaks down unjust systems.
  • Compassion promotes the path to equity and justice.
  • Compassion fosters an abundance mentality rather than a scarcity mentality.
  • Compassion unites people to relieve the suffering of others.
  • Compassion weaves through and illuminates every human endeavor: art, business. communications, education, entertainment, family, government, health care, housing, legal and justice system, media, religion, science, social services, and sports.


Our Vision

St. Louis is an inclusive community of visible, experienced, consistent compassion where each person can confidently say, “I know you care about me.”

Our Goal

The St. Louis region shines in the Compassionate Cities Index, which includes metrics for Psychological Well-Being, Community Disparities, Community Vitality, Health, Governance, Ecological Resilience. Educational Attainment, Compassionate Business, and Standards of Living.

Our Strategy

  • Ignite a movement of compassion-minded people networked throughout the region.
  • Build the case for compassion for individuals, organizations, and the community.
  • Shine a positive spotlight on people in the region who are witnessing compassion to others.


Useful Links

Compassionate St. Louis

Compassionate St. Louis Facebook Page



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