We believe a compassionate world is a peaceful world. We believe a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they would wish to be treated - with dignity, equity and respect. We believe all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.
In 2008, noted historian Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize. Her response: “I wish that you would help with the creation, launch and propagation of a Charter for Compassion, based on the fundamental principles of universal justice and respect.”
13 Nobel Peace Laureates Are Leading This Audaciously Ambitious Campaign
Join the Charter for Compassion team in working with one of our new strategic partners: One Billion Acts of Peace. Find out more about their campaign and how you can create your act of compassion and peace.
In cities and communities around the globe, those involved in Compassion initiatives have worked on community service, anti-bullying, homelessness, healthcare, restorative justice and education efforts.
A world where everyone is committed to living by the principle of compassion.
We support a global movement that brings the Charter for Compassion to life. As a network of networks, we connect organizers and partners from around the world. We provide educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues of communication for sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration. We serve as the umbrella for the Charter for Compassion, supporting conferences, events, collaborations, conversations, and initiatives to create and connect compassionate communities and institutions across the globe.