On very short notice we have been asked to attend the Compassionate Communities Conference on Friday, March 14th, from 8:30am to 5pm.
If you are able to attend this event to help volunteer with us and have discussion groups please do contact us: [masked]
Otherwise, you are welcome to attend on your own as well..
Here is more information:
You are invited to Seattle’s first Regional Compassionate Communities Conference. It is dedicated to everyone in our community who is uncomfortable with the suffering of others and ready to take action.
You will hear TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong’s keynote presentation on her theme that “Compassionate Cities are Uncomfortable Cities”.
You will share stories with people directly affected by inadequate access to food, shelter and clothing, quality education, protection from violence and the opportunity to earn a living wage.
You will engage in dialogue around real needs, identify necessary solutions and make commitments to do something about them.
This will not be your typical conference! People representing a broad cross-section of our community, including those who slip through the cracks of our public safety nets for housing, education, safety, healthcare and employment, will, together with the broader community, confront the real challenges of compassion and find hope with kindred spirits willing to act to heal pain and suffering in our midst.
These organizations are partnering in this ground-breaking event: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Charter for Compassion International, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Seeds of Compassion, Real Change, Youth N Action / WSU, O.S.P.I., Un-leash the Brilliance, Center for Mindfulness, Queen Ann UMC / The Well, St. Patrick Church, and Discover Giving, More are joining every day.
Friday, March 14, 2014
8:30 am—5:00 pm
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East; Seattle, WA 98102
On-line registration: $30.00 by March 12; $40.00 at the door; Students $20.00 Lunch included.
Fee Reductions and Scholarships available to those who need them
(Includes free ticket for Karen Armstrong’s 7:30 pm program)
To register, click here
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