The Peace sector of the Charter for Compassion is one of our newer efforts to involve organizations who are working on issues of peace and nonviolence to become a part of our network. As the tag line to the Charter for Compassion states: Peace starts here.
Meet the Global Compassion Council Members
A newly inaugurated Global Compassion Council (GCC) is the governing body for the Charter for Compassion International. Recruited from around the world, the Council is a confluence of leaders of the movement in the realms of government, business, education, philanthropy, religion & spirituality, health care, the environment, peace, and social justice. Members from the GCC whose life work is deeply rooted in the fields of peace and humanitarian work are listed below. Learn more about each of them and other GCC members by visiting the Charter’s website.
Let’s Talk Peace
On Tuesday, April 15th, we will be having our Peace sector conference call. This call is specifically for our peace partners – if you would like to participate and you are not yet a Charter Partner, please sign up here. The call lasts for 90 minutes. This is a general call for all peace partners. We will be using the Maestro Platform for this call so you will need to registerto get the call-in number, and you will receive your own personal identification access number. Please register online as soon as possible since this allows us to tailor the agenda to meet the needs of those involved in the call.
To make certain as to what time the call would begin in your location, consult theWorld Clock—Time Converter. Start with Seattle at 6:00 AM and enter your city in the field and click on convert.
The Charter’s Featured Peace Partner
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (Peaceful Tomorrows) is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn their grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, they hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging a common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, Peaceful Tomorrows works to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone.
Peaceful Tomorrows partners with The Charter for Compassion in advancing non-violent responses to all forms of violence, both individual and institutional. Among Peaceful Tomorrows’ goals are to promote dialogue on alternatives to war, recognizing that the resulting deaths are overwhelmingly civilian. Through education they hope to raise the consciousness of students and members of the general public on issues of war, peace, and the underlying causes of terrorism.
In campaigns such as 9/11 Voices for the Rule of Law, Peaceful Tomorrows members also call attention to, and seek to reverse, threats to civil liberties, human rights, and other freedoms in the United States as a consequence of war. Working with partners across the globe who have also been personally harmed or lost loved ones to violence in an International Network for Peace, they promote policies in the U.S. and other nations that place a priority on internationally-recognized principles of human rights, democracy and self-rule.
Visit Peaceful Tomorrows on our Charter site to learn about Education Resources for the classroom.
Learn more about our Charter Peace sector partners, and take a look at our Compassionate Peace Reader. Please share your writings, thoughts and events with us. Also, consider bringing in new peace partners to the Charter network. We can accomplish a great deal more by adding hands, hearts and minds to our end goal of bringing shared dialogue, compassionate action to our peace efforts.
A path to world peace! Join the Compassion Relays!
World peace begins with each of us each day, when we choose how we lead our lives (how we care for others, ourselves, and the Earth). We move closer to peace when we practice “walking the talk.” Make compassion an everyday practice in your life and in your communities.
People of all ages, any time, and any place can participate in the Relays, now and year-round. The Relays mobilize each of us to seek, discover, and practice compassion in our daily lives. We share acts of compassion and pass on compassion person-to-person and group-to-group around the world.
Use the Compassion Relays Torch logo to highlight and pass on news about the Relays to friends, family, and colleagues via social media and hand-to-hand.
Remember these two key links for the Compassion Relays!
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