Connections with others who are facilitating and teaching the practice of compassion in organizations around the world
The Charter for Compassion
The Charter for Compassion brings together voices around the world who desire to promote compassion. To quote from the charter, “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.”
International Center for Compassionate Organizations
The International Center for Compassionate Organizations is a nonprofit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA. The International Center focusses on fostering cultures of compassion in government, business, healthcare systems, service agencies, colleges and universities, schools, faith groups, and other organizations worldwide. The Center responds to the emerging trend among a broad range of organizations seeking to incorporate compassion as a value and practice in their relationships with their staff, colleagues, board members, customers, and communities. The Center develops practical research, resources, education, consulting, coaching, and conferences. It takes a nonpolitical, evidence-based, and public health approach, and assists organizations to effectively improve employee engagement, productivity, staff retention, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
Empathy and Compassion in Society
Almost 600 professionals gathered in London in November, 2012 to address topics related to empathy and compassion in society. Newsletters, videos, and continuing conversations are available at the website, whcih focuses on what happens when we choose to put compassion at the very centre of our professional lives.