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How do Your Thoughts and Actions Reflect Your Values?


Encuentro Mundial de Valores (Gathering of Human Values)

Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny. ~Gandhi

The Charter for Compassion's strategic partner, Encuentro Mundial de Valores in Monterrey, Mexico is sponsoring its thirteenth annual gathering. This time it is virtual. Where else can you hear the Dalai Lama speak, as well as presentations by David Sloan Wilson, Dr. James Doty and luminaries from around the world? The main purpose of this event is to create a space for dialogue, to reflect on emerging ideas that are awakening us to a new state of consciousness and learn about new models that will allow us to work in unity and solidarity. Learn more about the event and register here using the CODE: AF40CH99. Cost for two days, October 22-23 is US $60.

Parliament of the World's Religions

On October 16th at 7 pm ET, the 2021 Parliament of the World's Religions kicks off its 8th global Convening of interfaith activists, religious leaders, scholars, and practitioners from all the world faiths to address the theme: "Opening Our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Karen Armstrong, Jane Goodall, Shirin Ebadi, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Chief Rabbi David Rosen, Reverend James Lawson, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Chief Oren Lyons, Reverend William J. Barber II, and His Eminence Muḥammad ˁAbdur-Raḥmān Muḥammad Aḍ-Ḍuwīnī are just a few of the inspiring luminaries featured.

Offering more than 575 programs during the live 48 hours of the Parliament and over 100 luminaries of diverse faiths and spirituality, the 2021 Parliament provides attendees a unique and safe opportunity to explore notions of grief, hope and inspiration, compassion in action, justice, climate change, human rights, and more. Learn more about the Charter's track at the Parliament organized by the Charter's Coordinator for the Parliament, Board of Trustee member, Charles Barker. We are sponsoring 15 workshops, a Charter Exhibit and Lounge.

The Charter Celebrates LGBTQ History Month with Troy Perry Awards program at the Parliament for the World's Religions

In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, the Charter for Compassion introduces an annual awards program honoring LGBTQIA+ young people, community leaders and organizations making an impact through compassionate social & spiritual activism.

The program makes its debut at the 2021 Parliament for the World's Religions online event, October 16-19, with the program's namesake Rev. Troy. D Perry, joining live from Los Angeles with the announcement of three 2021 Honorees on Sunday, October 17, at 11 am PDT

On November 20, the Troy Perry Awards will become a permanent annual program of the Charter for Compassion's LGBTQ+ Initiative, produced in association with Los Angeles-based Charter Partner Rainbow Advocacy. Learn more about the history of the event.

With warm regards,


This message from Marilyn Turkovich, Executive Director of the Charter for Compassion, appears in our 10/10/2021 weekly newsletter. To sign up for our newsletter, scroll all the way down to the end of this page to get to the bottom menu, in the newsletter section enter your email address and click on subscribe.

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