When disaster struck our city, Houstonians responded as they have during disasters past: with compassion.  Differences in creed and color dissolved as people helped fellow people.  Many are still without a home or employment.  For those still suffering and for all Houstonians, let us carry the compassionate spirit forward into the long recovery and beyond.  

 

- HOUSTON IS A COMPASSIONATE CITY -

Designated a City of Compassion in 2015, Houston moves forward with a focus on the three essential ingredients to cultivate compassion in a community.

- NEW AND NOTEWORTHY - CELEBRATE COMPASSION NOW -

Attend an upcoming event, peruse new postings, and connect to current compassion opportunities.

 

 

 

 

- EXPAND AWARENESS & DEEPEN KNOWLEDGE -

Participate in compassion classes, retreats, and workshops provided by local faculty in partnership with Houston’s Movement for Compassion.

Hearing from Compassionate Friends

In one way or another, every values-oriented culture, religious or not, teaches the importance of treating others the way we wish to be treated. How to achieve that goal may vary. It begins with listening. When we are able to listen to another’s viewpoint, we begin to be able to understand how to treat people as individuals, not categories.
The Golden Rule / Rabbi Dan Gordon
Compassion is a simple response of the heart. I often reflect upon the words of George Washington Carver, "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in your life you will have been all of these." We all have been given the ability to offer compassion. We must simply decide if we are willing to move beyond our selves in order to truly live as agents of change.
Compassion and The Heart / The Rev. Glenice Robinson-Como
"We are hard-wired for compassion- it feels good in our body when we act with care and understanding toward ourselves or others. Compassion springs from knowing in our heart we all belong to one another; our well-being depends on the well-being of all creation."
Nonviolent Communication / Bren Hardt, CNVC Certified Trainer of Compassionate (or Nonviolent) Communication

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