The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion Launches the 'Empathy Cafe Magazine'
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Added by Edwin Rutsch on May 11, 2011 at 12:27pm —
I've heard some people suggest that the Green movement should emphasize the relevance of environmental initiatives to people, so that it's not about doing something for the Earth but for people. One should stress the impact on health, for example, in order to get people engaged. In our consciousness, the Earth is still something separate from us, and so we still need lessons in how we are literally bound up in its welfare; it is not an automatic response. (Or perhaps the response is being… Continue
Added by Karin de Weille on May 6, 2011 at 10:09am —
More than 10,000 Appleton art students are sharing their individual ideas of what compassion means through the Appleton Compassion Project, a wide-ranging initiative that aims to spur discussion in the community about compassion, encourage students to embrace compassion in their daily lives and possibly become a springboard for a first-of-its-kind classroom curriculum on teaching about compassion.…
Added by Edwin Rutsch on May 3, 2011 at 3:18pm —
April 5th is Golden Rule Day!
In addition to remembering to practice the golden rule ourselves, here are a few simple things we can do today:
- Check out the video and resources for Golden Rule Day on the Charter for Compassion Facebook page.
- Watch a TED…
Added by PamKM on April 5, 2011 at 5:03pm —
Risky? Natural? Is it in my interest? A matter of choice? Is it crazy?
Do you wish you had time to discuss the values of empathy, respect, non-violence and compassion with the students at high school?
Take part in isitcrazy.com, a real life blog for 13 to 19 year olds.
If you're a teacher, with just two hours, including preparation, you are invited to take part in the isitcrazy teen blog between now and 13th… Continue
Added by Vinciane Rycroft on March 30, 2011 at 12:54pm —
Added by Denise Rushing on March 25, 2011 at 11:25am —
The Compassionate Action Network would like to thank 19-year-old Gabriel Trainer for editing the Stories of Compassion video at http://www.vimeo.com/18377568. Here's a description of the video: "In 2008, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama attended a five-day event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion. Two years later, the community recorded personal stories of compassion… Continue
Added by PamKM on January 2, 2011 at 10:00pm —
In January 2011, TED Prize Winner Karen Armstrong will release her new 12 Step book that is an action-oriented guide to creating a more compassionate world. To support this effort, we are creating reading groups in Canada and the U.S. If you would like to create a reading group in your city, school, or faith-based organization, feel free to join us on http://my.compassionateactionnetwork.com/group/readinggroups
. Other… Continue
Added by PamKM on December 1, 2010 at 8:26am —
A new group has just formed in the city of Robin Hood... Nottingham.
Their vision - articulated on through a campaign on The Point, amongst other places - is to build a place where people support each another. A place where people aspire to treat others the way they wish to be treated. A place where people recognise the interconnected nature of our world. Continue
They hope that this will provide the basis for cohesive communities, sustainable policies and effective…
Added by Jeff Buck on November 17, 2010 at 3:14pm —
Great news: You can make a significant difference to the people of Liberia! Help us “pray the devil back to hell.’ Your donation will be matched and thus doubled; and these matching grant funds will enable us to launch the Liberia Peacebuilder Initiative in the spring of 2011. Global Citizen Journey has a fantastic opportunity to double donations up to… Continue
Added by Susan Partnow on September 20, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Sharing 2 links below, the 2nd is from the New York Times about the Islamic center near Ground Zero. I made bold the part I think is most relevant to work I do.
I truly believe there is hope to see compassion and peace as the wide spread and most respected and practiced virtues when the interventions designed and widely implemented to accomplish this include the study and enjoyment of arts and humanities, and various cultural, athletic and scientific exchanges. Peace, and so is… Continue
Added by Amineh Ayyad on September 8, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Global Citizen Journey is a tiny, grassroots, all volunteer-run operation that has generated giant miracles and touched the lives of hundreds of people. Our challenge right now is to take advantage of a $10,000 matching grant from the Foundation for Global Community. This grant will enable us to launch our Liberia Peacebuilder Initiative. We have only a few weeks to come up with $8,000. Please consider making a… Continue
Added by Susan Partnow on September 7, 2010 at 2:00pm —
FOR RENT - A True Urban Contemplative Sanctuary
Enchanting Green Lake Home
A Zone of Peace & Beauty - Two blocks from Green Lake
- Available Sept. 30, 2010 through July 2011 - perhaps longer… Continue
Added by Joel Levey on August 30, 2010 at 3:27pm —
Here is a report from Susan Partnow, who was recently invited to create a compassionate and safe space for the Jewish community in Olympia to hold a dialogue. In mid-July, the board of the Olympia Food Co-op, located in the capital of Washington State, decided that the co-op would join an international boycott of Israeli products. This decision provoked… Continue
Added by Susan Partnow on August 15, 2010 at 9:00pm —
On July 19, 2010 a rally was held in Walnut Creek, California to support the
BART Police Officer, Johannes Mehserle who was convicted of shooting Oscar
Grant. A counter rally was also held and a heated confrontation between the two
sides ensued. I went to talk with participants on all sides about their views
and experience of the value of empathy. The following video gives an
overview of the event and below are the full… Continue
Added by Edwin Rutsch on July 25, 2010 at 11:06am —
In finally announcing its support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, New Zealand has acknowledged that indigenous people must have full freedom to use their lands and resources as they wish.
The Declaration calls for states to acknowledge indigenous peoples’ right to Continue
self-determination and demands that private…
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on July 25, 2010 at 10:50am —
Why is it always men who think of these "solutions" but can't see the disastrous consequences?
Do they have such a deep hate of the sacred feminine that they can seriously consider these measures as 'problem solving'? …
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on July 25, 2010 at 10:40am —
In November of 2009, 90 retired U.S. military leaders, including former NATO Supreme Commander General Wesley Clark, 2 former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 6 other 4-star generals and admirals, announced their plans to cultivate another demographic to fight future imperial wars — pre-schoolers. According to Rear Admiral Barnett, “Our national security in the year 2030 is absolutely dependent on what’s going… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on July 25, 2010 at 8:35am —
Speaking of old paradigms... there are some 'socially aware' businesses around the world who have adopted the Triple Bottom Line operating and accounting philosophy of PPP, which stands for People, Planet, Profit...
in my opinion, they've still got the focus wrong: It should be PLANET, PEOPLE, PROSPERITY....
As a species we are merely one variety of
life in the ecosphere; we seem to have developed the arrogance of
thinking the planet is our playground and we can do… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on June 13, 2010 at 10:11am —
Concerned Seattle Public School parents, teachers, students and community members will be marching on and rallying at the John Stanford Center (downtown Seattle) in the early evening on Wednesday 2 June, to pressure the School Board not to add another year to the Superintendent's contract, nor to give her a bonus...
For details re the Superintendent's incompetence, see here: … Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 29, 2010 at 9:03pm —