Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Charter for Compassion
Ten years ago, Karen Armstrong convened an interfaith group of spiritual leaders to craft the Charter for Compassion, which calls for all faiths, all nations, and all people to affirm and embrace compassion as a guiding value. The creation of the Charter launched the Compassionate Cities Campaign, and in 2011, Compassionate Houston was founded.
There are now over 450 compassionate cities, and more than 2 million individuals and organizations have signed the Charter.
Join us in a global movement for compassion!
“Look within your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”
- Karen Armstrong
Compassionate Houston’s Partners Recognize the 10th Anniversary
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Compassionate Houston’s Partners who honor the 10th anniversary with over 35 individual Charter events as well as dissemination by email and newsletters. We are filled with gratitude and look forward to further collaborate on creating a respectful community. Watch out for Partner event photos and video clips to come.
Major Sylvester Turner with Compassionate Houston and Partners
On October 22, 2019, the Houston Mayor presents a Proclamation, declaring November 12th, 2019, the Charter for Compassion 10th Anniversary Day in Houston.