Since 2015, Compassionate Atlanta (CA) has been building a movement around the idea of compassionate action. CA’s work is done in community. We are founded on the International Charter for Compassion, with the call to action to honor our common humanity. CA is a grassroots movement that engages local individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, congregations and cities around the idea of compassionate action. Our work focuses on providing training, facilitating conversations, providing resources and bringing greater compassion and kindness into our world, in turn creating healthier, safer and more vibrant communities. In today’s world, now more than ever, we need compassionate action. This stretches from self-compassion to our families and neighbors all the way to our global place in the world.

Compassionate Atlanta is a grassroots movement that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action in the Greater Atlanta area. The Compassionate Atlanta Planning Team, which was formed in 2013, was instrumental in getting the City of Atlanta designated as a “Compassionate City.” That important step was taken on February 3rd, 2014 by the City Council of Atlanta and approved by Mayor Kasim Reed on February 12th, 2014. In so doing, Atlanta became the second largest metropolitan area in the United States to become a Compassionate City.

Video: Introduction to Compassionate Atlanta

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Browse our site or visit the Charter for Compassion International website.