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Charter For Compassion Makes Surprising Progress

(20) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 2:12 PM

When the Charter for Compassion was launched in November 2009, I didn't know that by 2012 more than 85,000 people would have affirmed it online or that we would have 150 active partners around the world. I did know that if we were to make the Charter...

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9/11 and Compassion: We Need It Now More Than Ever

(264) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 8:24 PM

The anniversary of 9/11 reminds us why we need the Charter for Compassion. It should be an annual summons to compassionate action. The need is especially apparent this year. In the United States, we have witnessed an upsurge of anti-Muslim feeling that violates the core values of that...

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Bringing Compassion to the Middle East

(185) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 3:36 PM

Last week, I was invited to travel to the United Arab Emirates to speak about the Charter for Compassion. The Middle East is, of course, at the center of many of our current political problems and it is obviously not easy for a region, wracked by conflict, to...

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Why do We Need the Charter for Compassion?

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 12:16 PM

Perhaps every generation feels that it is standing at a crossroads of history, but our problems seem increasingly intractable. Our financial institutions are in crisis; there is a growing and shameful gap between rich and poor; our world is dangerously polarized and in the Middle East there are signs that...

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Why is the Charter for Compassion so Important?

(2) Comments | Posted November 18, 2008 | 1:03 PM

It is bitterly ironic that our world is so dangerously polarized at a time when we are linked together -- electronically, financially and politically -- closely than ever before. The powerful nations can no longer ignore trouble spots in other parts of the world; what happens in Iraq, Gaza or...

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