On Friday May 20, 2016, Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam (one of the four largest cities in The Netherlands) signed the Charter for Compassion. The signing took place during Part 3 of Wagner’s Opera Parsifal. In Part 1, the story of Parsifal was told and in Part 2 the spectators were drawn into a play in order to find the lost spear that could cure the wounded king. All teams immediately began battling each other.
It was high noon with a difference on the 2nd of June 2014 in Belfast City Hall-- the difference being that Belfast City was to engage in developing and promoting and above all engaging in the international Charter for Compassion, as everyone prepared for the launch of Compassionate City Belfast.
Pursuing his pledge to make Louisville a more caring city, Mayor Greg Fischer signed a resolution committing to a multi-year Compassionate Louisville campaign on Friday, November 11, 2011. Fischer's action means that Louisville is recognized as an international compassionate city, the largest city in America with that distinction.
In March of 2015, the Charter for a Compassionate Karachi, an initiative aimed at restoring peace in the city and setting a foundation for all stakeholders to enable them to play their role in its development, was signed at the Mazar-e-Quaid on Sunday.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 was a big day in the history of Houston, Texas! Over 35 people from various organizations included in a grassroots movement known as Compassionate Houston gathered at City Hall to witness the City's acknowledgement of the vision of the Charter for Compassion, Houston’s legacy of compassion, the work of Compassionate Houston, and the Mayor’s proclamation of Compassionate Houston Day.
Twelve communities throughout the U.S., one month in each asking people to write their concept of compassion in a notebook and leading group discussion on the topic. That's what the Compassion Tour is about. The tour began September 3rd in Keene Valley, New York. It stems from an endeavor I began over five years ago in Davis, California to bring awareness to compassion by asking people to think about it. The tour amplifies this endeavor, with each visit including speaking engagements, having already facilitated a few over the past weeks in the Keene Valley area.