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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." –Vincent Van Gogh


Believe it or not, virtual events can be fun! During the last three years the Charter for Compassion has proven that when the right combination of people come together, the world rises to its feet, tears flow, hearts swell and smiles encircle the globe.

On November 20th, be prepared to engage as the Charter for Compassion gathers worldwide to recognize some of the most extraordinary and honorable people whose lives signify compassionate action to the 10th degree. This will be a Charter for Compassion Global Gala as no other. We will be hearing from people at the grassroots level, those working in the fields of health and scientific research, musicians who recognize their call to preserve cultural roots and use their talent to educate beyond musical notes, and social justice advocates who are spurred on by small victories that collectively result in equity.

Hear the founder of the Charter for Compassion, Karen Armstrong, invite each of us to think beyond the present to envision a possible world of renewal. Listen as Holocaust survivor and honoree, Rabbi Soetendorp reminds us that it is time fortikkun olam, a time to repair the world.

Each minute of the Gala is guaranteed to be impactful. Hear the haunting voice of Israeli singer Shani, and her musical partner Noam, sing of the sincerity embodied in compassionate truth, and Australian singer Lior perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

We are in the midst of creating an on-line spectacle that will embrace possibility and leave you speechless and ready to act for compassion -- honoring individuals and organizations who have blazed a trail for us to follow, intertwined with music that represents the soundtrack of our journey.

Save the date, November 20th, 2021. This celebration will be a fundraiser to help sustain the Charter for Compassion's work. Everyone is invited, the admission fee is suggested, and your presence is required and appreciated. Please help us spread the word.

There are several ways to become involved with the Gala. Participate from your own home; invite people over to celebrate, in safety--and if permitted in your locale; gather safely in a community space and watch with us. However, we expect each person to purchase a ticket. This will be on the honor system. We are setting a general price, but we don't want to exclude anyone.

Watch the newsletter each week for stories that address the incredible work of our honorees and performers for the event. Visit these pages on the Charter website to keep up to date.

With warm regards,


Sept 20, 3 pm: Deep Dreaming Australia: A Continent for Compassion Begins LIVE on our Facebook page at 2 pm PDT / (Sept 21, 7 am AEST) Check post to get reminders!

This message from Marilyn Turkovich, Executive Director of the Charter for Compassion, appears in our 09/19/2021 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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