Message And Purpose (MAP) sister organization, Factivist, was recently invited to be a Charter Partner of Charter for Compassion International.  Factivist accepted their invitation.

About the Charter:

On February 28, 2008 acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Karen Armstrong received the Ted Prize and made a wish—to help create, launch, and propagate a Charter for Compassion. After much work and the contribution of thousands of people. the Charter was unveiled to the world on November 12, 2009.

Separately, in the spring of 2008 after the Seeds of Compassion event in Seattle (headlined by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and a host of other leaders) a circle of people were inspired to begin creating the Compassionate Action Network, envisioned as an organizing hub for a global compassion movement. In the spring of 2010, the Compassionate Action Network succeeded in having the City of Seattle sign the Charter for Compassion, and then initiated a "Compassionate Cities" campaign to spread the movement to cities everywhere.

The organization -- Charter for Compassion International -- was inspired by the Charter for Compassion, created by Karen Armstrong and the Council of Conscience in 2009, and inherits a confluence of contributions made by, the Compassionate Action Network, the Fetzer Institute, and many others. 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, they work 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. Through a vibrant Charter for Compassion Partner Network, they welcome and communicate the sharing of information, stories and experiences that touch the work of compassion.

Sign the Charter:

The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.

The Charter for 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. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.

You can sign the charter here: