Inspired by Karen Armstrong's wish for a Charter for Compassion, the purpose of the Compassion Summit is to bring like minded schools together to create, enhance, and promote greater levels of compassion within our school communities. Our goal is to create a coalition of schools committed to compassionate action. To quote from The Charter:
We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down...boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.