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A Montgomery County Interfaith Council (MCIC) Interfaith Dinner Dialogue

A Potluck Dinner* Dialogue based on the
“Charter for Compassion”
June 2nd, 2013 4:30 - 8 PM

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817

NOTE: Please pre-register by Sunday, May 26th by emailing
*For the Potluck Dinner please plan to bring cold (dairy or vegetarian) potluck contribution or dessert to share. ~ Please no peanuts or peanut products.

"Compassion is probably the only antitoxin of the soul. Where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.” - Eric Hoffer -

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WHY A DIALOGUE ON COMPASSION? In our Post-9/11 world we have been tragically faced with heightened levels of ethnic, religious, political & economic violence, both domestically and internationally. This MCIC interactive workshop & dialogue will offer an opportunity to explore the nature of compassion through reflecting on philosopher/author Karen Armstrong’s “Charter for Compassion.” This evening dialogue can act as a kind of “College of the Heart” to safely explore our many thoughts and feelings on the power of compassion, and what blocks this force in our lives.

WHAT IS THE “CHARTER FOR COMPASSION”? In 2009 religious leaders from around the world joined with Karen Armstrong, a former nun, to unveil a charter that would urge people to embrace understanding and shun violence. The “Charter” activates the “golden rule” around the world; it seeks to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. To date it has been translated into over 30 languages.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: To register, please send an email to by Sunday, May 26th indicating the names of the participants, as well as an e-mail address and phone-number. We will then contact you with any further details. (Please arrive before 4:30 PM. There is ample parking on grounds.)

A Link to the "Charter" Website: Charter for Compassion

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