CELEBRATING COMPASSION Want to know what the Charter for Compassion is up to for the next two years? Take a look at our strategic plan: Celebrating CompassionHow can you get involved?
Start a compassionate initiative in your community. If your community already has an initiative, invite one of your sister cities to start a campaign.
Bring the Think Equal project to your local school system.
Help increase numbers of those who affirm the Charter for Compassion.
Sponsor a Charter Salon.
Volunteer with the Charter for Compassion.
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, we've attached a contact information form that you may send to us (P.O. Box 10787, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110).
MLK MONDAY - January 15, 2018 A Day of Action and Compassion Martin Luther King, Jr. called upon us to consider what it means to be human and what acts we can do to make the world more just and humane. Special thanks to all that attended the community gathering celebrating the life of Dr. King and continuing his legacy through a day of action & compassion. Because each of us alone can make a difference...and together as a community we can have a profound impact.
This event was organized by the MLK coalition; a group of nonprofits, religious groups, and local service organizations in Napa.
Love From Home Card Workshop - St. John the Baptist Church Operation Love from Home provided the supplies, you provided words of encouragement, appreciation and even a story or joke to brighten the day for our troops. These cards cheer them up and remind them they are not forgotten. Card(s) will be included in care packages that are shipped year round to a deployed service member. Your card may be the only one he/she receives and will be the most cherished item in their goodie-box.
Love Cards Art Project - Center for Spiritual Living Napa Valley Postcard size Love Cards and art supplies were provided to create decorated messages of love, hope, compassion and peace. Some kept the Love Cards they created for themselves, gave them to people they know and love, or passed them along to someone they did not know or who was a complete stranger. As these Love Cards are passed from person to person around the community, they spread a message of love, compassion, random acts of kindness, and collective good. Thank you for participating in this fun and creative project to create more love in our community by acknowledging that every person deserves love.
Build Community through Art Making - CREATING ART CIRCLES FOR PEACE
Special Thanks to those who joined us on Saturday, April 30, 2016
NV Center for Spiritual Living 1249 Coombs Street, Napa
The Hands-on Art Experience: Help Make a Napa Valley "Soul Mandala" Celebrated the Diversity & Beauty in our Valley.
Thanks to Spirit Artist Carol Lorraine and team of artists, Compassionate Napa Valley, and the NV Center for Spiritual Living. All ages were invited to decorate a leaf with their wish for peace to add to the rings on the Tree of Life.
A special "THANK YOU" to those who participated on January 18, 2016
MLK MONDAY A Day of Action and Compassion
Martin Luther King, Jr. called upon us to consider what it means to be human and what acts we can do to make the world more just and humane.
WHAT: A community gathering celebrating the life of Dr. King and continuing his legacy through a day of action & compassion. WHO: Everyone is welcome! This event is being organized by the MLK coalition - a group of non-profits, religious groups and local service organizations. WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2016 9am: Opening celebration: Martin Luther King Jr.; Remembering the Man and his Message 10am: Community service (projects last 2 or more hours)
WHERE: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 960 Caymus St, Napa
WHY: Because each of us alone can make a difference...and together as a community we can have a profound impact. Please bring a can (or two) of food for the Napa Valley Food Bank! For More Information, Please Visit us on Facebook: @MLK-Monday-A-Day-of-Action-and-Compassion-in-Napa
MLK Coalition – 2016: CVNL, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership * Napa Valley CanDo * Napa County Board of Supervisors * Napa County Office of Education * City of Napa * St John the Baptist Catholic Church * Center for Spiritual Living, Napa Valley * Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley * Covenant Presbyterian Church * First United Methodist Church of Napa * American Muslim Society * Roots & Shoots Napa Valley * Napa Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church * Napa Valley Lutheran Church * Napa-Sonoma Religious Society of Friends * Hillside Christian Church * Napa County Health & Human Services Public Health * Compassionate Napa Valley * First Presbyterian Church Napa * Bahá'ís of Napa * Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists * The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints * Napa Interfaith Counseling
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> We recently held a VIRTUES WORKSHOP ON COMPASSION! Deepening the virtue of compassion, using principals of the Virtues Project (with Nancy Nord Kanagy) and Compassionate Napa Valley (with Mary Poeck and Laura Keller).
Compassion is deep empathy for another who is suffering or living with misfortune. It is understanding and caring. Compassion flows freely from our hearts when we let go of judgments and seek to understand.
Attendees were asked to explore their virtues. Click and view the list > Virtues: The Gifts of Character
We are Compassionate Napa Valley
As a community we intend to:
Live as compassionate beings,
Foster compassionate values, and
Inspire compassionate action in the Napa Valley
We welcome all hearts to co-journey with us as we live the "Golden Rule." We work in unity with the global aims of the Charter for Compassion in all sectors (peace and non violence, health care, business, environment, education, religion and spirituality, science and research, the arts, and governance - politics) and on behalf of all beings on the planet.
Dear Compassionate Friends,
It is with heartfelt thanks and much appreciation that Compassionate Napa Valley acknowledges the Napa Valley Register and Barry Eberlinger for the outstanding article on the worldwide compassionate movement that appeared on the front page of the June 14, Sunday edition. Click here for the link
We are very excited about the Proclamation – Declaration of Napa County as a Compassionate Community that the Napa County Board of Supervisors presented to Compassionate Napa Valley. It is big step forward in our movement toward having Napa County and the cities within the County adopt the Charter for Compassion and commit to a 10 year plan for Compassion, putting us on the “International Charter for Compassion map” so to speak.