James Doty asks: “Why, in a country that consumes 25% of the world’s resources (the U.S.), is there an epidemic of loneliness, depression, and anxiety? Why do so many in the West who have all of their basic needs met still feel impoverished?…As we work to make compassion a guiding principle in our community, it’s worthwhile to review the research that Doty highlights in his article. You can read the entire article at “A new study by researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can be trained to be more compassionate.” Read more … 
A wonderful message on how to move out of victim-hood into a world of compassion: 
An article in the Winston-Salem Journal sets the stage for our official announcement that the City of Winston-Salem officially has been accepted in the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities.  WS Journal article 8-24-13
Winston-Salem’s City Council unanimously approves a resolution affirming the Charter for Compassion, setting the stage for the city to apply for international recognition by Compassionate Action Network International.  WS Journal article 7-16-13
An article in the Winston-Salem Journal considers whether city council will approve a resolution for Winston-Salem to seek certification as a city of compassion.  WS Journal article 7-15-13
Representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths — Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn of Temple Emanuel, Rev. Kelly Carpenter of Green Street United Methodist Church and Imam Khalid Griggs of the Community Mosque — reflect on the idea that justice is compassion raised to an institutional level.  This Op-Ed piece appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal August 27, 2013.  Op-Ed 8-27-13 Rabbi, rev, imam
An article in the Winston-Salem Chronicle reports that Winston-Salem has been named a City of Compassion. WS Chronicle 8-29-13 


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