Thursday, December 26, 2013

Spreading compassion throughout your community and beyond

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Your Opportunity to Spread Compassion Throughout Your Community and Beyond

December 24, 2013
Dear Friend,
It is with a profound sense of gratitude that I write to you today to extend an invitation to join with me in supporting the Charter for Compassion at this holiday season of 2013. 
The Charter for Compassion has grown into a truly global movement.  Thanks to your efforts, compassion has touched the lives of thousands of people in countries, cities, business and other organizations, schools, and faith communities around the world.  Here are some highlights:
  • Our friends in Pakistan have now introduced compassion curricula and mindfulness training for teachers in over 50 schools with a goal of 500 more by 2015.
  • In the wake of my visit to Indonesia last summer, four major cities in that country now host thriving public compassion campaigns.
  • The Islamic Society of North America has made the Charter for Compassion a principal platform for engaging young Muslims.
  • The Vision Council of Botswana has endorsed the global compassion movement and the Botho Movement trained over 250 government employees, social service providers and educators.
  • Over 1,000 educational institutions worldwide have signed our Charter for Compassionate Schools since September of this year.
From Amsterdam to Saint Augustine, from Zagreb to Johannesburg, groups of citizens in over 200 cities are springing into action to help bring the principles of the Charter for Compassion to life in a myriad of practical, measurable ways.  
Since the Charter was launched in 2009, we’ve understood more deeply that every resilient, innovative community, institution or partnership in the world is stitched together with the thread of compassion. In our dangerously polarised world, compassion is the only route to a safe, just, peaceful and viable world.
Your gift this December is essential to realizing the transformative potential of the Charter for Compassion. Won’t you please step forward today with a significant gift? Thank you again for your support of the Charter for Compassion and the important work that lies ahead. 

Karen Armstrong
London, UK
Charter for Compassion International ( 
PS: Contribute $250 or more, and we’ll send you a signed copy of my book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Also, a generous donor has volunteered to match every donation to the Charter in December with her own donation of up to $25,000, so you can double your impact! Thanks again for your help.

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