The City of Lake Forest Park Re-Affirms Commitment to Charter for Compassion
In the wake of the political rhetoric generated during the Presidential Campaign members of the Lake Forest Park City Council were concerned about our community. On December 8, 2016, the Lake Forest Park City Council passed a resolution reaffirming our commitment to the values of the Charter for Compassion and our participation in the Ten-Year Campaign for Compassion.
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Compassionate Atlanta Issues Statement on Openness and Understanding
On July 15th, a small faction within the Turkish military engaged in an unsuccessful coup attempt.
The Turkish government has asserted that individuals and non-profit organizations inspired by the ideas of Fethullah Gulen are the perpetrators of the coup attempt, and we are deeply concerned at the actions undertaken in the wake of these allegations, for which substantive evidence has not been provided.
We ask you to stand up and support the principles of democratic and legal process, both in the US and in Turkey; we ask that you speak out against the targeted actions of the Turkish government to suppress opposition and freedom of speech; we ask that you consider speaking out against unsubstantiated demonizing of individuals and organizations by the government of Turkey; and we ask that you speak up for all individuals and organizations engaged in supporting interfaith and intercultural harmony.
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Champion for compassion receives NZMA Chair’s Award
Dr Robin Youngson, a New Zealand anaesthetist internationally renowned for his leadership in compassionate healthcare, was last night awarded the New Zealand Medical Association’s Chair’s Award. Dr Youngson is the co-founder of Hearts in Healthcare, which is inspiring change in countries around the world. Appointments include the Editorial Board of the Journal of Compassionate Healthcare and the Global Compassion Council of the international Charter for Compassion. He’s also the author of the acclaimed book Time to Care – How to love your patients and your job.
The Green Sheikh - One World, One People: One Source of Water
By Brioné LaThrop
I remembered standing around bonding with a dozen or more people in the BrandMoxie offices on the last day of the Global Unity Games, long after His Highness completed his presentation, One World One People: Leadership in Energy Sustainability and Transition on the International Day of Peace. An intimate hour spent in the Sheikh’s company felt like a session with a Life Coach gentling guiding and cheering you towards change. His Highness’ sobering words seemed to resonate with many in the room that evening and have since remained with me to this day. “You came to this life with nothing and you will leave this life with nothing . . . only your good deeds! So, what is your legacy? What will you leave behind and in front of you?,” he queried the audience.
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Building a City that Lives on Love
Louisville mayor Greg Fischer was on his way to a bourbon festival in nearby Bardstown when he got the call. It was from Dr. Muhammad Babar, a prominent member of the Louisville Islamic Center, who was disturbed because earlier that day vandals had defaced the mosque with bright red anti-Islamic graffiti: “This Is for France,” “Nazis Speak Arabic,” “Moslems Leave Jews Alone.” Some of the mosque’s members wanted to do a quick paintover of the graffiti, but Fischer advised against it, saying that the city—and the Muslim community, in particular—needed a chance to heal. So the next day they held a press conference at the mosque and invited the whole city to participate in the cleanup.
Read the full article by Hugh Delehanty featured in October 2016's Mindful Magazine.
Charter for Compassion Pakistan Graduates Its First Class of Mumkin
Charter for Compassion Pakistan (CFC) launched a project titled ‘Mumkin’ which is committed towards empowering women through socioeconomic enterprise and provides with economic avenues and behavioral training that will enable the development of a vibrant community driven by compassionate values and ideals. By creating avenues for economic empowerment, the project will enable women to become active participants within their community and agents of socioeconomic change. Read more.