Carta por la Compasión

Compassion Bloggers visit to Tanzania May 6-12...

Compassion Bloggers visit to Tanzania May 6-12, 2012 to write about the ministry of Compassion International. (Photo credit: CompassionInternational)

Charter train - Danone Express from Train Char...

Charter train – Danone Express from Train Chartering (Photo credit: Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars)

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Charter for Compassion - Peace starts here
August 8, 2013

Welcome to Compassion News! We’ll keep you up to date on a wealth of new initiatives to bring the Charter for Compassion to life in cities, schools, religious & spiritual institutions, business, & health care agencies around the world. You’ll learn about toolkits and roadmaps to cities and institutions on how to become compassionate, and be inspired by shining examples of compassionate action on every continent.

We’re glad you’re along for the journey! Get ready to rock compassion!


Andrew Himes
executive director, Charter for Compassion International

“We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world
…indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.”

~ The Charter for Compassion

A host of new cities have joined the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities within the past two months. From Djibouti to Houston, Winston-Salem to Zagreb, circles of citizens are hosting a new conversation: What does compassion ask of our community? Read more.

A working group of educators created a rallying cry for compassion education, and a unifying vision for schools and educational organizations around the globe. The Charter for Compassionate Schools is a declaration of purpose. Your school can join the honor roll of schools across the globe that recognize compassion for others as a central value for learning. Read more.

You might have once believed that the phrase “compassionate business” was an oxymoron! Businesses around the world are demonstrating that compassion goes straight to the bottom line. Raed about transparency in banking, forgiveness as a spur to business relationships, and compassion as a subject for science. Read more.

Compassionate health care requires that we notice the power of story-telling in helping us understand the needs of patients. Learn key mindfulness practices for calm, self-compassion, and happiness. Plus a story from the Netherlands of how Salmaan Sana regained his passion for studying medicine. Read more.

Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. ~Henri Nouwen. Read more.

The Importance of a Victims-Based Approach to Peacebuilding. Colombian women are mobilising to combine advocacy efforts, create platforms for debate and have their voices heard in the process some hail as the country’s best chance for peace in over half a century of bitter civil war. Read more.

It’s time for the Compassion Games 2013.  Eleven days of CoOpetition:  September 11-21.  The Games are designed to make our communities safer, kinder, more just, and better places to live. The 2013 Compassion Games have expanded to include New York, NY;  Orange County, CA;  Gurgaon, India;  Milwaukee, WI;  Cincinnati, OH; Nashville, TN;  Houston, TX;  Phoenix, AZ; Seattle, WA; Louisville, KY; and LGBTQ.  Read more.

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