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Jan
30

40K for 40 days: Day 14 - School Day of Non-violence and Peace (or DENIP)

40K for 40 days: Day 14 - School Day of Non-violence and Peace (or DENIP)

Day 14 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane talks about Shool Day of Non-Violence and Peace and how authenticity and staying true to one's beliefs precedes peace. Thanks, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the sto...

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Jan
29

40K for 40 days: Day 13 - Keep it simple silly, it's Sunday

40K for 40 days: Day 13 - Keep it simple silly, it's Sunday

Day 13 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane talks to us about how Companionship aids Peace and our Compassionate goals. Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all ...

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Jan
28

40K for 40 days: Day 12 - How Compassion relates to Peace

40K for 40 days: Day 12 - How Compassion relates to Peace

Day 12 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Today we got a great story coming from Ireland, Shane's motherland! Thanks for sharing, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via a...

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Jan
27

40K for 40 days: Day 11 - Peace is a Living, Breathing Thing

40K for 40 days: Day 11 - Peace is a Living, Breathing Thing

Day 11 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Breathing... Breathwork... Oh! the power of Oxygen...! Read up, my friends! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media...

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Jan
26

40K for 40 days: Day 10 - Turning up

40K for 40 days: Day 10 - Turning up

Day 10 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Happy 400 Km, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linke...

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Jan
26

Announcing Charter events for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023

"Healing Ourselves, Healing the World; Delving Deeper through the Chakras" Delve: to examine carefully to discover more information What does "Healing the World" look like? Can I imagine a healed self? This is the Charter for Compassion's 2023 invitation and exploration. To ourselves, and to you, dear, blessed human. In the film, "Mission: Joy - Fi...

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Jan
25

40K for 40 days: Day 9 - Who said Peace was easy peasy?

40K for 40 days: Day 9 - Who said Peace was easy peasy?

Day 9 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane split his 40 k indoors and outdoors. Peace requires work.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platfo...

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Jan
24

40K for 40 days: Day 8 - Sometimes we just don't See it, Feel it, or Realize it because we are Somewhere Else

40K for 40 days: Day 8 - Sometimes we just don't See it, Feel it, or Realize it because we are Somewhere Else

Day 8 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. A beautiful story on parenthood and the magic of children's curiosity. Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms ...

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Jan
23

40K for 40 days: Day 7 - If Peace was treated like an infant, Nature Vs Nurture?

40K for 40 days: Day 7 - If Peace was treated like an infant, Nature Vs Nurture?

Day 7 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. This one goes to the environment and Mother Earth.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook,...

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Jan
22

40K for 40 days: Day 6 - It's Really a Balancing Act.

40K for 40 days: Day 6 - It's Really a Balancing Act.

Here's Day 6 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. This one is very Golden Rule-y, and I'm all for it. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5. We hope you fee...

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Jan
21

40K for 40 days: Day 5 - Is Peace Earned or Lived and Learned?

40K for 40 days: Day 5 - Is Peace Earned or Lived and Learned?

Here's Day 5 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming days, and if en...

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Jan
20

40K for 40 days: Day 4 - PeaceAble & ResponsAble

40K for 40 days: Day 4 - PeaceAble & ResponsAble

Dear friends of the Charter, Here's Day 4 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, and Day 3. We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the up...

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Jan
19

40K for 40 days: Day 3 - Busyness

40K for 40 days: Day 3 - Busyness

Dear friends of the Charter, Here's Day 3 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, here. We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming day...

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Jan
18

40K for 40 days: Day 2 - Questions

40K for 40 days: Day 2 - Questions

Dear friends of the Charter, Here's Day 2 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming days, and if encouraged e...

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Jan
17

40K for 40 days: Intro and Day 1

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Dear friends of the Charter,  I'm excited to introduce you to our "40Ks for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane O'Connor, our newest staff member, has decided to bike 40 km a day during these 40 days.  While on his daily ride...

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Dec
21

"Don't Curse the Darkness-- Send Light! ~The Charter will send a solar lantern on your behalf to a Ukrainian family living in the dark" by Barbara Kaufmann

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So many of us have had to watch the slaughter taking place in Ukraine, and we are angry! We ache for a cease-fire and a return to sanity! What human beings have apparently not caught on to is that war is obsolete! Many of us have learned from previous conflicts, and with the specter of Climate Change looming over all of us, that fighting with a des...

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Dec
21

Compassionate York Region is Happy About their Happy to Chat Bench

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It is just an ordinary bench that has on it a plaque that, along with graphics of 2 people talking on a bench, there is the text "Sit here if you don't mind someone stopping to say hello," located on the main street in downtown Richmond Hill, Ontario.  By sitting on a Happy to Chat bench, people will know that you're open to a friendly ta...

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Oct
18

I Feel One with God by Stephenie Khan

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I feel with God His oneness He takes my breath away Exhaling and inhaling Rhythmically in and out Present in prayer and meditation He exists inside me And outside of me He is the life force that exists in all creatures He occupies the whole universe Yet he has found a home Within the inner corners of my heart He is the force that holds Molecules an...

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Aug
18

The Transformational Power of Women: XIV Encuentro Mundial de Valores

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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. August 2022 The Encuentro Mundial de Valores (EMV) (Worldwide Meeting on Human Values) is an annual event that was launched with the visit of H.H. the Dalai Lama back in 2006, in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, founded and directed by María Cristina González Parás as a non-profit NGO. Every year, this event offers...

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Aug
02

Tale of Tattered Edges by Vanessa Hurst

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Covid. The Floods in Eastern Kentucky. The War in Ukraine. Records Heat Waves in Europe. Monkeypox. Inflation Across the Globe. Do I need to go on? I didn't think so. Take a deep breath. Let quiet enter your being. Breathe out. Read on. As the Mayan Calendar heralded an end to an epoch on December 21, 2012, we welcomed in a brave new world. But, we...

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Jul
28

Freedom By Starita Boyce Ansari, Ph.D

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The Charter for Compassion has a new strategic partner, The New 3Rs. Today's guest author is Dr. M. Starita Boyce Ansari, founder The New 3Rs. Dr. Ansari is a scholar in the field of economics of discrimination and education inequity. Her work has been recognized by The Ford Foundation, The W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and numerous institutions. As th...

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Jul
21

Do you want to be Right, or Happy? by Olivia McIvor

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It was 10:30 in the evening. I sat rather exhausted outside the Atlanta airport on a bench, soaking up waves of the Georgian humidity. The only aspiration I had at this point was anticipating the hotel shuttle picking me up. Marty, another jet-lagged passenger, shuffled his way over to the vacant seat beside me and sat down. I was on my way to spea...

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Jul
06

Helping Middle School Kids Make Better Decisions by Barbara Kerr

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"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. ----Victor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning  In the 1980s, in an agricultural county in central California, teen pregnancy rates were soaring off the charts. Parents and educators ...

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Jun
17

Juneteenth: Other or Brother? ~Deconstructing the myth of America by Barbara Kaufmann

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The shadow side of human nature springs from defense mechanisms deeply embedded in biology and psychology. Not an abstract at all, the shadow is the expression of the dark side of the human ego. Very few people meet circumstances in their lives that cause them to conquer the wildness of their own ego. However, the dissolution of the human ego is ta...

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