For the 2016 Compassion Games - titled “The Global Unity Games, Tomorrow Together” - the Parliament of the World's Religions has agreed to participate in the next five years of mobilizing young people around the compassion movement in this vital campaign for Global Unity.
Our Ambassadors are playing their hearts out in the games, while our staff completes daily missions as Secret Agents of Compassion. Even the Parliament Executive Director is getting involved in the fun of doing good, and has invited the global interfaith world to join in our efforts.
The Parliament is participating as a Champion of Compassion and will be receiving the "Compassion Torch" on its virtual relay around the world, receiving points of light from other Champions and passing it forward. During our day, we will be highlighting the connections that compassion has made, and the communities that have been united through the benefits of interfaith organizing. We are especially proud of these accomplishments and look forward to sharing some of their insights with you on September 18th, 2016
The Jane Goodall Institute, Chief Phil Lane Jr. and the Dalai Lama Fellows, from whom we will receive the torch on Sunday, have imbued it with so many points of light that we can consider it a solar blast of loving, compassionate action toward the work toward Global Unity. We are equally honored to pass the torch to our partners and friends at the United Religions Initiative who are working around the clock and around the world to support the growth of interfaith cooperation and organizing at the grassroots level
A Look Back Over Years of Friendship between
the Parliament and the global Compassion movement:
In a follow-up to 2013's "Survival of the Kindest: How to Win the Compassion Games" webinar, Jon Ramer returns to the Parliament Webinar Series sharing the newest opportunities to join the movement all started by Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion. Viewers will learn a brief history of the Compassion movement - from the Games to the upcoming World Compassion Festival, including how to do Compassion Relays, or champion a Compassionate City campaign The discussion centers on the Golden Rule principles of Compassion and how this works well in starting a movement, especially in the interfaith sphere! Examples of Compassionate Action successes discussed demonstrate how the model of compassion can win over any environment from a town park to a high security prison, or even a city council! And as always, a Q/A with Jon Ramer is included.
This September 11 through 21st (International Day of Peace), communities and cities are competing together again for 10 days of "Coop-etition" through the 2nd annual Compassion Games.
Compassion Games Director Jon Ramer joins CPWR on this webinar special to the Parliament of the World's Religions to introduce interfaith leaders to this year's challenge through the principles of the Charter for Compassion. As cities vie to become "Compassionate Cities," everyone wins.
The Compassion Games is in a process of attracting "first followers," described by Jon Ramer. Tips included cover the scoring process, how to receive points for kind actions on the worldwide compassion map through planned projects or secret missions, and why "Coop-etition" is a proven strategy to reach a tipping point when creating movements. Many will discover that projects already ongoing may jumpstart their score, and what collective impact from the Interfaith community can do to transform cities and their government leaders by joining the games.