We are the most diverse city in the US. We belong to each other.

Discover ways to connect with us as we cultivate compassion throughout Houston all year long.

Discover ways to connect with us as we cultivate compassion throughout Houston all year long.

November 12, 2019 - 10th Anniversary Charter for Compassion

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Celebrating 10 Years of Compassion in Action

October 22, 2019 - Compassionate Houston Board members and representatives of partner organizations receive a Proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner.

In recognition of the Charter for Compassion's 10th anniversary, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signs a Proclamation, declaring November 12, 2019, the “Charter for Compassion 10th Anniversary Day in Houston.”

Read on for more information on the 10th Anniversary, Partner events, and Karen Armstrong, Founder Charter of Compassion, who will be in Houston for a lecture on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Enjoy a short video of this exceptional day. Pictured from left to right: Sean Fitzpatrick Executive Director Jung Center Houston; Council Member District K Martha Castex-Tatum; CH Board President Pam Lewis; CH Founder Rev. Betty Adams; CH Board member Anita Long; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; CH VP Communications Barbara Homann; Bob Meyer Executive Director Dawn Mountain; CH Board member Bob Buthorn; CH Board member Ed Halloran.

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COMPASSION WEEK 2019

April 22 - April 28

Compassionate Houston’s 2019 Annual Luncheon celebrated the Compassionate Action of three local visionaries.

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Charter For Compassion

Sign the Charter for Compassion

Compassionate Houston was inspired by the Charter for Compassion. Its principles of treating others with respect; encouraging appreciation of cultural and religious diversity; and cultivating an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings were our aspirational foundation.

 
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Grow With Us in 2019

Tell us how we can support you and collaborate to grow the compassionate culture of Houston through awareness, education, community, and service.

At the 2019 Spring Luncheon, we will launch programs, opportunities, and service projects that address the main objectives shown below. While we build and prepare to launch, please fill out our surveys by following the links for individuals and partners.

Please fill out our eight question survey and submit blog posts and information about your events and programs for our compassionate community calendar and blog.

Please fill out our six question survey so that we can most effectively connect you with programs, learning opportunities, communities, and service projects that best fit what you are seeking.

Provide and support compassion skills education and practice opportunities across Houston and region.

Provide and support compassion skills education and practice opportunities across Houston and region.

Provide opportunities for partners to network, thereby fostering innovative and synergistic solutions toward community needs.

Provide opportunities for partners to network, thereby fostering innovative and synergistic solutions toward community needs.

Foster initiatives that nurture inter-cultural relationships and understanding.

Foster initiatives that nurture inter-cultural relationships and understanding.

Recognize innovative, compassion-focused individual and group projects and help volunteers connect with service projects.

Recognize innovative, compassion-focused individual and group projects and help volunteers connect with service projects.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
— The 14th Dalai Lama