"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Compassion is not an Option - it's key to our survival.

"Compassion is not an Option - It's the Key to Our Survival"

I love serendipity!
Last night I gave a talk to a small gathering of local Wesley Guild members on the need for empathy and compassion in everything we do - in our economy, our media and creativity, in our communities, in our healthcare and workplace, in the environment in which we live - and yes - in our faiths; all these things I have looked at in some detail in my first book and that was my message: Compassion is not an option. We hope locally to take this message forward - to start our own conversation on compassion. 

Amazingly on the same day I hear that Karen Armstrong is getting set to launch the latest phase in the establishment of her Charter for Compassion - there will be a spanking new website that she will present along with a lecture "What is Religion" to be delivered at Simon Fraser University Center for Dialogue in Vancouver on March 22nd.
You can watch both the lecture and the Charter update live on the Charter for Compassion website 7-9pm Pacific Time. So be sure to tune in.

Because, in Karen's own words; 

"Compassion is not an Option - It's the Key to Our Survival" 

What will you do towards making a more compassionate world?


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