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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.

    Working Together Towards Harmony

    January 6, 2020

    Start the New Year with a commitment to social harmony. In the past two years, this course has attracted over five hundred participants from more than thirty countries. We are proud to offer it again.The 4-week course brings together ideas from interfaith activists, Nobel peace prize laureates, modern psychologists, and ancient Indian seekers to create a unique recipe for working towards harmony. By the end of the course, participants should have created a list of concrete steps they can take to create more personal and social harmony. Learn more about the course and register here.


    January 15, 2020

    CIT is a resiliency-informed program that cultivates human values as skills, so we can thrive as individuals, and a society, within a healthy environment.  By learning skills to calm our bodies and mind, becoming more emotionally aware, learning to practice compassion for ourselves and others, as well as engaging with compassion in complex systems, we can build towards compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity. Learn more and register for this course

    Paul Gilbert

    January 16, 2020

    This book explores how our archetypal potential can be dangerously shaped by culture, inadvertently forcing us to live in crazy and destructive ways. Through a wide ranging discussion of different aspects of human society, history and evolution, Gilbert demonstrates the costly psychological defenses that we use to cope with the reality of suffering and how cultivating compassion can enable us to hone balance, connection, health and the social good. Learn more and register for this event

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