International Institute for Compassionate Cities

Following the successful initiative to establish Seattle, Washington as the first city in the world to affirm the charter for compassion and to declare its support for the 10-year campaign for compassionate cities, the Compassion Action Network ("CAN", now "CAN International") created a continuing, sustainable, and effective International Campaign for Compassionate Cities. The CAN International Institute was established to serve as a means by which a broad range of people can quickly, conveniently and inexpensively get critical information, training and tools (such as best practices and validated research) necessary to present a credible presentation to city and regional governments, as well as resources for building the culture of compassion in these cities.

Compassionate Action Network

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Our mission is to support groups and initiatives that make our communities and our world more compassionate by delivering concrete and tangible impact beginning in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We do this through strategic convening, organizational support, fundraising, and fiscal sponsorship.

‘Catching compassion,’ one child at a time | The International Institute for Compassionate Cities

Compassion is spreading in Seattle area schools! The Roots of Empathy program has come to 2,500 kids in 96 classrooms, spreading contagious compassion in our communities. Read the story of how one man worked to make it happen beginning as plans were laid for the Dalai Lama's 2008 visit to Seattle. Now, New York and San Francisco will join in. He describes his journey to Seeds of Compassion as a happy accident. He had the gift of time, the interest and a friend who knew the right people. It just jelled.

March Compassionate Cities Update

A new Compassionate Cities Update e-newsletter has just been posted. Learn more about the "Compassion in Action Luncheon" with acclaimed author and TED Prize recipient and retired Starbucks president Howard Behar in the first edition of the Compassionate Cities Update e-newsletter.

CCARE | The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

This is why I love my job! I get to learn about fascinating research by a team at Stanford looking at whether compassion can be learned... This could be put to good use in prisons, war zones, schools, neighborhood streets. CAN International is bringing lead researcher to Seattle next month for a lecture & we'll keep you updated here & on the website, Dr. Doty is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of CA, Irvine and medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. In addition to being a neurosurgeon, he is also an invent...

Global Alliance – For Banking on Values ~ Vancouver Conference 2012

Is “values banking” an oxymoron in the age of Wall Street bailouts and multi-million dollar bonuses while Main Street goes bankrupt?
Maybe not. A network of 14 progressive banks with billions in assets leading a worldwide sustainable banking movement hopes to make a difference. They're meeting in Vancouver, B.C. now. Independent banks delivering sustainable development for unserved people

We Know How to End Bullying in Schools—So Why Don't We Do It? - Education - GOOD

How to stop school violence? One way is to replace a "culture of hostility" with a "culture of caring” within schools, expert says. What's going on in your kids' schools? Is it working? Instead of teachers and parents looking for red flags from individual students, schools need a broader cultural shift.

The other side of the exam table | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Emory University

Compassion is part of Emory University's new medical curriculum, and it leads to less-stressed docs and better health outcomes for patients. In the late 1960s, William Branch arrived at a Boston hospital as a new resident. Bright-eyed and energetic, he walked through the front door, eagerly anticipating the challenging medical cases he would be asked to solve. He expected to work with an older, more experienced doctor—someone resembling ...

[12/13/11]   Spalding University, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is the first university in the world to be designated a "Compassionate University" by the International Institute for Compassionate Cities. The decision by the Spalding leadership to meet the requirements of the Institute was made as the Louisville Metro Council voted to make Louisville a Compassionate City.

Spalding is one of the most historic institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, combining a sincere dedication to comprehensive, modern education with a genuine respect for its rich academic heritage. Spalding evolved from the Nazareth Academy, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1814 near Bardstown, Kentucky.

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Welcome Compassionate Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky USA is the seventh Compassionate City in the world. Pictured: Left to right— Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville Co-Chair Tom Williams, Interfaith Paths to Peace Executive Director Terry Taylor, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (with the Compassionate City proclamation), International Institute for Compassionate Cities Co-Director Ari Cowan, and Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville Co-Chair Sadiqa Reynolds. (Photoillustration from a photo provided by the Louisville Office of the Mayor)




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