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communitymembersGroups come together to find common ground

“Turning Conflict Into Community” was the title and purpose of an event recently hosted by four churches, collaborating as partners with Charter for Compassion International and led by Pam and Charley Rogers.

The four pastors — the Rev. Mark Stanley of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Jim McKinley of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, the Rev. Richard Weidler of First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Rev. Darlene Strickland of Unity of the Blue Ridge — as well as four congregation members, created this secular communitywide gathering to bridge divides through dialogue. 

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GCCompassion Comes to the Gold Coast

On Tuesday 22 March 2017, sixty-six senior students from eleven high schools on the Gold Coast came together, in partnership with Griffith University and the Compassionate Gold Coast, to shape the future of the city for the Commonwealth Games and beyond. The day started with an introduction by Terry Ayling, Facilitator, Compassionate Gold Coast, and Dr Lynne Reeder, the national facilitator of the Charter of Compassion Australia. Their presentations provided students with an overview of the Charter, its work in Australia, the elements of a compassionate city, and new approaches to compassion.

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20643335423 8d8419abfd b9 Ways You Can Help The Syrian Refugees NOW

The Syrian refugee crisis has reached massive proportions. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been displaced from their homes and are trying to make a new life elsewhere. Others are stuck in refugee camps, desperately hoping for the chance to move to another country. As you watch the news and read the headlines, it’s easy to feel helpless. Like there’s nothing you can do to make a difference. You want to help, but have no idea what you should do. Thankfully, there are distinct, simple ways you can help that don’t require massive amounts of effort. By taking small actions, you can make a real difference.

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lakeforestparkThe 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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atlantaCompassionate 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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robinChampion 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.

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Watch Robin's Ted Talk, Perfectly Broken and Ready to Heal.

 

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