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Our Task is to Shine Light

Our Task is to Shine Light Our Task is to Shine Light

Last week's newsletter message about David Breaux hit a chord in so many people. He was a gentle man who spent endless hours on a bench, listening to people. He gave them a prompt, asking what they thought compassion meant. He was not inviting a philosophical conversation but a heartfelt conversation. So much sharing can happen on a bench. Often, i...

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Grassroots Wisdom, Linking, and Chatting


We are excited to share two incredible new projects at the Charter for Compassion:  The Co-Creators Map and Grassroots Wisdom and Action book. They are entirely in and of the hands of our members, partners, and community initiatives. Their success will come about because all of us are interested in sharing our stories, good work...

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Your Community Can Become Another Nelsonville, Ohio


There is plenty to do, for each one of us, working on our own hearts, changing our own attitudes, in our own neighborhoods. ~Dorothy Day Nelsonville, Ohio is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Ohio, USA. There are less than 6,000 residents, which in some global cities might constitute a city block. Th...

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