Compassionate Communities Conference
March 14, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Karen Armstrong
Empowering a Grassroots Compassion Movement
March 14, 2014
8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch included
Saint Marks Episcopal Cathedral | 1245 Tenth Avenue East | Seattle, WA 98102 | www.saintmarks.org
Our keynote speaker Karen Armstrong, British author and commentator, says that compassionate cities are uncomfortable cities. Her point is that compassion is the virtue that compels action in response to the suffering of others. By extension, a compassionate community will not rest if there is inadequate access for anyone to food, shelter and clothing, quality education, affordable healthcare, protection from violence and the opportunity to earn a living wage.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES 2014 is a conference organized by Compassionate Seattle to address major sources of discomfort in our region. It is open to the public and will be held March 14, 2014 at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. Karen Armstrong will be present to deliver the keynote address, and community leaders will facilitate open dialogue on current issues associated with Homelessness and Housing, Education, Youth, Race and Ethnicity, Health and Wellness and Economic Justice. The intention of this conference is to promote authentic compassion consciousness. This will be done by sharing local stories of compassion AND by providing a forum for representatives of our diverse community to learn, listen, share and experience the courageous efforts of local heroes who are acting to resolve their unmet basic needs. Outcomes from this conference will be carried forward throughout 2014 to continue focusing and fueling community momentum for substantive compassionate action.
$30.00 by March 1st
$40.00 at the door
*Fee reductions and scholarships available to those who need them.
This conference is open to everyone.
It will feature community leaders facilitating dialogue on complex social issues associated with Homelessness and Housing, Education, Youth, Race and Ethnicity, Health and Wellness and Economic Justice.
It will offer a forum for our diverse community to hear from, share, learn and build bridges with the courageous people who are living on the margins of our society and acting to resolve their unmet basic needs.
Outcomes from this conference will be carried forward throughout 2014 to continue focusing and fueling community capacity for change within Seattle and throughout the region.
Compassionate Seattle, a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation, is a sprout of the 2008 Seeds of Compassion. For more information, contact John Hale at email@example.com or (425) 865-0659.
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