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April 5th Is Golden Rule Day

Treat others and the planet as you would like to be treated.


In 2007, URI-Africa and Interfaith Peace-building Initiative (IPI) declared April 5 “Golden Rule Day” and called upon the citizens of the world to join in celebrating the day and living everyday to make this world a better and more peaceful for all. Now, 11 years later, organizations around the world are teaming up to remind us all that the Golden Rule still matters!

On Thursday, April 5, the world is invited to participate in a 24-hour global webcast devoted to the Golden Rule. All programming will be streamed through Facebook Live and our website: The programming, live and pre-recorded, will focus on peace, compassion, kindness, caring for our Earth, and the power of the Golden Rule to change each of us, and the world. Everything will start at 10:00 pm Pacific Time on April 4 –  which is the evening of April 5 in Japan and Australia — and end at 10:00 pm on April 5.

The webcast will move around the world, starting in Japan and stopping in no less than 8 time zones! A few of the international offerings include starting out with World Peace Prayers offered by the Goi Peace Foundation (Japan), an interview with Australia mega-star Lior and the playing of the Compassion Symphony, a discussion on kindness led by Indian pop singer Nimo Patel, students from Pakistan and India sharing thoughts on kindness, stories of interfaith collaboration from South Africa, an interview on the importance of the Golden Rule to care for the Earth from the UK, an 8,000-year-old Hindu song sung by a Catholic Choir in NYC, and MUCH MORE!

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This is an exciting global opportunity to remember the Golden Rule. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to join us on April 5 as we all celebrate the universal principle of the Golden Rule!

Charter for Compassion Education Institute–New Course

In today’s stressful and complex world, we long for deeper meaning, purpose, peace of mind and success in all levels of our lives. We are surrounded by an amazing diversity of meditation teachers, spiritual traditions, yoga studios and psychological practices. Yet many of us are still searching for an approach to meditation that works for us – – one that helps us to become calm, healthy, happy, loving and wise – – one that helps us to compassionately relieve suffering of others.  InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM) is an 8-week course designed to help us to do just that. It is an integral, holistic, non-sectarian, seven-step process drawn from the world’s great spiritual and secular traditions Learn more and register.

Upcoming Webinar! FUTURE DREAMING: Change the Story, Change the Future

The Charter has the extraordinary opportunity to host a live-stream interview with David Korten who is an activist, author, scholar, and visionary proponent of living-earth economies and systems. This imagination journey will frame a vision of an Ecological Civilization grounded in compassionate service to earth-care and the regeneration of living systems. We will explore the energizing of Living Earth narratives to inspire hope, solutions, and inner resilience. Join us on April 9th at 10 am PT!

Global Read: Touching Spirit Bear

In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. Join the Charter for Compassion in conversation with Ben Mikaelson on April 11th at 8 am PTLearn more and register.

Affirm the Charter for Compassion!

Join our campaign to get one million new affirmations to the Charter for Compassion by November 12, 2019, commemorating the tenth year in which the Charter was launched!  Read the Charter for Compassion.  Sign here.  Get your friends, your family, your colleagues, and your religious/spiritual community members to join you! We encourage everyone to read and sign the Charter directly on the Charter website (or to find a volunteer who would be willing to electronically sign on behalf of others’ handwritten signatures). If this isn’t possible, please request a contact form that we will send to you and you can return with signatures to P.O. Box 10787, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

The Charter for Compassion runs on your generosity.  We work hard to provide support to our compassionate communities and partners, to host engaging and educational webinars, and to sustain our vast network. If everyone who received this newsletter could donate the cost of a cup of coffee to the Charter, it would immensely aid our ability to operate. Please donate and make it possible for us to keep doing what we do!

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