Charter for Compassion

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The Charter for Compassion is a document which urges the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion. The charter is currently available in thirty languages, and is being translated into more.[1] The Charter has inspired a global movement for compassion.


On February 28, 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for help creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion.[2][3] On November 12, 2009, the Charter was unveiled to the world.[1]

Among those who have already given the charter their backing are Richard Branson, musician Peter Gabriel, Sir Ken Robinson and the Dalai Lama. As of December 29, 2014, over 110,000 other people from around the world had affirmed it. On April 26, 2010, Seattle became the first city in the world to affirm the charter.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapman, Glenn (2009-11-12). "Online call for religions to embrace compassion". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2009-11-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The History". Retrieved 2009-11-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Armstrong, Karen (February 2008). "Karen Armstrong makes her TED Prize wish: the Charter for Compassion" (Video). TED. Retrieved 2009-11-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "News of the Charter".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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