Reflections on Compassion for Communities of Faith
The Charter for Compassion will be introduced to the world community on November 12, 2009. Leaders of communities of faith are invited to speak to the faithful on November 13-15, urging them to restore the principles of compassion to the heart of their faith and their lives.
Possible Points of Emphasis
Compassion is most clearly and simply expressed in the Golden Rule which can be read as both “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” and “Do not treat others as you would not like to be treated yourself.”
A commitment to compassion calls us to live in the world conscious of all with whom we share the Earth and Earth’s bounty and resources.
Compassion insists that, in recognition of our common humanity, we treat every creature with justice, equality, and respect.
The Charter for Compassion calls all religions to mutual respect of one another and insists that all compassionate interpretation of scripture denies hatred and violence.
Compassion calls us to a courageous life in which risks are joyously taken on behalf of a world in which all people must be fed and housed and clothed and freed.
Compassion is not only a matter of the heart, but a mindful commitment to engage one’s whole self in the alleviation of suffering.
The call to compassion is addressed to religious bodies, to governments, to businesses — yes, even to the military. All whose power and decision-making affects others need to honor the sanctity and safety of all.
Compassion can be a dynamic force in protecting the Earth and its generations yet to be born.
Compassion calls us out of our narrow self-centered selves, saves us from wasteful self-involvement, and opens us to the well-being offered to those who share themselves, their resources, and their love with all of humanity.
source - http://charterforcompassion.org/the-charter
Sunday, October 11, 2009
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(Gang Badoy of RockEd Philippines' Keynote Speech during the Philippine Blog Awards 2009) Thanks to fritz for this video.
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Thursday, October 08, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Oxfam Great Britain, a development and humanitarian organization based in the United Kingdom is responding to the disaster brought about by Typhoon Ondoy. We need energetic Filipinos to share with us the vision and passion to uplift our countrymen from poverty and suffering and be assigned to any of the following areas : Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite provinces.
If you share the same passion and vision, come work with us initially for a fixed term employment of three (3) months (with possibility of extension) and apply to any of the position below:
Programme Operations Team:
Finance and Human Resources Team
Information/Communications Management Team
Collation of information from the programme and support teams and dissemination to external and internal stakeholders, analysis of information received and capturing key learning points. Supporting Advocacy and Communications Team in policy analysis based on programme learning.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. Make the most of this considerable challenge by personally submitting your CV to (kindly specify the position you are applying for. Due to the urgency of filling up the positions, be ready for a possible interview on the same day):
Human Resources Manager
Oxfam Great Britain in the Philippines
4th Floor, Panay Corporate Center
150 Panay Avenue, Quezon City
Deadline for receiving applications: 10 October 2009
We particularly welcome application from women and people from indigenous backgrounds.