Compassionate Cities are Uncomfortable Cities

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Compassionate Cities are Uncomfortable Cities

Time: March 14, 2014 from 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Street: 1245 10th Avenue East
City/Town: Seattle
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Phone: 425-865-0659
Event Type: community, conference
Organized By: John Hale
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2014

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Event Description

You are invited to Seattle’s first Regional Compassionate Communities Conference. It is dedicated to everyone in our community who is uncomfortable with the suffering of others and ready to take action.

 You will hear TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong’s keynote presentation on her theme that “Compassionate Cities are Uncomfortable Cities”.

 You will share stories with people directly affected by inadequate access to food, shelter and clothing, quality education, protection from violence and the opportunity to earn a living wage.

 You will engage in dialogue around real needs, identify necessary solutions and make commitments to do something about them.

This will not be your typical conference! People representing a broad cross-section of our community, including those who slip through the cracks of our public safety nets for housing, education, safety, healthcare and employment, will, together with the broader community, confront the real challenges of compassion and find hope with kindred spirits willing to act to heal pain and suffering in our midst.

These organizations are partnering in this ground-breaking event: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Charter for Compassion International, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Seeds of Compassion, Real Change, Youth N Action / WSU, O.S.P.I., Un-leash the Brilliance, Center for Mindfulness, Queen Ann UMC / The Well, St. Patrick Church, and Discover Giving, More are joining every day.

Friday, March 14, 2014
8:30 am—5:00 pm

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East; Seattle, WA 98102

On-line registration: $30.00 by March 12; $40.00 at the door; Students $20.00 Lunch included.
Fee Reductions and Scholarships available to those who need them
(Includes free ticket for Karen Armstrong’s 7:30 pm program)

To register, click here                


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Major Address by Karen Armstrong

March 14

7:30 pm, Cathedral Nave

Early Bird Discount ends Thursday, March 13

$20.00 at the door

"I say that religion isn't about believing things.  It's ethical alchemy.  It's about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness."


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Comment by Susan Partnow on February 27, 2014 at 9:56am

Looking forward to a great day with fellow compassionistas!

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