Charter for Compassion

A world where everyone is committed to living by the principle of compassion
"Our purpose is to support the emergence of a global movement that brings the Charter for Compassion to life. To do so, we are a network of networks: connecting organizers and leaders from around the world; providing educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues for communication; sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration; and providing the umbrella of the Charter for Compassion for conferences, events, collaborations, conversations and initiatives to create compassionate communities and institutions."
Action Areas
Humanism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism
Secular, Buddhist
Number of Members
Bainbridge Island, WA, United States of America
Joined URI Network

Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Their mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors. Aware that our world is deeply troubled and polarized and committed to make the world a better place, this Cooperation Circle (CC) works to establish and sustain cultures of compassion locally and globally through diverse initiatives—education, cities, business, religious and spiritual communities, and the arts. They supply resources, information and communication platforms to help create and support compassionate communities, institutions, and networks of all types that are dedicated to becoming compassionate presences in the world. The Charter began building a partnership of individuals and organizations around the world working to bring compassion to life. Over the first few years, the number of partner organizations globally grew slowly, and then began to explode in 2013. By the fall of 2013, over 400 organizations had signed on as partners for the Charter. Through this vibrant Charter for Compassion Partner Network they welcome and communicate the sharing of information, stories and experiences that touch the work of compassion.
Through the Memorandum of Understanding signed on June 27, 2019, the Charter for Compassion and URI commit to working collaboratively on programs and projects of each organization that strengthens each other’s individual strategic long- and short-term plans.


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