The Compassionate Atlanta Organizing Team has identified five specific initiatives to support:
1. Community Conversations
One of the best ways to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action is to host “compassion conversations” with friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers. Compassionate Atlanta will be holding city-wide conversations throughout the year. If you are in the Greater Atlanta area and would like to learn more about hosting a compassion conversation, please contact info@CompassionateAtl.org.
2. Charter Partners
The Charter for Compassion’s call-to-action has inspired businesses, schools and other organizations to adopt the Golden Rule. If you are in the Greater Atlanta area and would like to learn more about the Charter Partners program, please contact the Compassionate Atlanta Organizing Team. If you are outside of the Atlanta area, please visit the Charter for Compassion website.
Our third initiative is to provide guidance and support to other communities and individuals who would like to begin practicing mindfulness. Periodically we offer free Mindfulness Workshops around the Greater Atlanta area. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops stayed tuned to our Facebook page, website, and weekly newsletter. If you are interested in hosting a workshop at your home or place of business, please contact info@CompassionateAtl.org.
4. Living Compassionately in a Diverse World
Compassionate Atlanta is engaging partners and organizations in the greater Atlanta area to create conversations and programming about appreciating the differences we all bring to the table. Our communities possess a great deal of knowledge, expertise and a willingness to learn how to be more compassionate to others who are different from ourselves. The first step is recognition and then listening and learning. We invite you to be part of this process. Stay tuned for upcoming conversations and programming. If interested in participating, please contact info@CompassionateAtl.org.
5. Children and Youth Initiative
We know that our children and youth face many challenges as they grow up in a complicated world. Educators and families often struggle with helping children face these challenges. Compassionate Atlanta seeks to increase the opportunities for understanding and compassionate action in the lives of our children and youth in order to create more vibrant and healthy communities, schools and families. If you would like to get your school involved, please contact info@CompassionateAtl.org.