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    The Board of Trustees of the Charter for Compassion unanimously selected David Dahlin as its new executive director. Board of Trustees Chair ,Dr. Charles Barker, M.D. said, “David Dahlin has extensive experience in growing and scaling nonprofit organizations and has a lifelong commitment to the virtue of compassion.” Most recently, he served as CEO of Geneva Global, a philanthropic services company that has influenced $1.5 billion in giving, benefiting 101 million people in more than 100 countries.  ...Continue reading

    The Charter is thrilled to be celebrating our ten year anniversary along with our network! Watch Sister Henrita Frost's video honoring the occasion. Read Charter Blogger John Smelcer's celebratory poem.

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    December 10, 2019

    In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.Learn more and register for this event

    Science of Compassion

    November 18, 2019

    Emma Seppälä, contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science, tells us that “the eyes may be the window to the soul, but science is showing the ears may be the route to our hearts.”  This course is built on The Essence but it can be taken independent of the other.  The Science of Kindness and Compassion takes a close look at the motivators of compassion, physiological and psychological effects when it is utilized.  Questions of how emotions, empathy and altruism are related to compassion are explored. Research methodologies and theories are presented in this growing field field of science. Guest speakers will be a part of this course. Learn more about the course and register here.

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