Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Live Compassionately - Take the Pledge

 


“Compassion is the force that allow us to empathise with the suffering of other species and in doing so manifest our own uniqueness. Cultivating compassion is critical for humankind. As human beings if we don't learn to work in harmony, side by side, in respect and understanding, the survival of humanity could be endangered”. 
Liza Cardona

The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life.

Why a Charter for Compassion?

 

The Charter for Compassion movement believes the principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect. 

The Charter, crafted by people all over the world and drafted by a multi-faith, multi-national council of thinkers and leaders, seeks to change the conversation so that compassion becomes a key word in public and private discourse, making it clear that any ideology that breeds hatred or contempt ~ be it religious or secular ~ has failed the test of our time. It is not simply a statement of principle; it is above all a summons to creative, practical and sustained action to meet the political, moral, religious, social and cultural problems of our time.

For more information or if you wish to make a lifelong commitment to live with compassion please visit: charterforcompassion.org






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