Societal Compassion


National compassion occurs when a country's policies give high priority to relieving peoples' suffering.? It also occurs when a majority of the people hold compassionate values and seek to help one another, even if their government does not enact compassionate policies.

"It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others."


# Article Title Author
1 How Compassionate is Compassionate Conservatism'? Ron Anderson
2 Business Model for a Compassionate Project Ron Anderson
3 The Masculine Character of Politics Ron Anderson
4 Can Politics be Truly Caring and Compassionate? Ron Anderson

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Compassion News

The ground-breaking Charter for Compassion celebrated its anniversary November 2010 with a 2-hour TED-prize presentation at the UN.
           Karen Armstrong, chief architect of the Charter for Compassion, on Sept. 11, 2010 posted a great article on Compassion and anti-Muslim sentiments on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
           Over 60,000 people, plus organizations around the world such as the Presbyterian Church, have endorsed the Charter for Compassion.