Co-creating Compassionate Communities

We envision 30 million Empowered #CompassionateCitizens in the U.S. by Election Day, 2020.

Uniting "Silos of Compassion"

150+ million registered voters latently support the Campaign for a Citizen Cabinet at VOP.org.

We believe that educating and rallying 30 million of those supporters is critical mass to replace crony capitalism with a wiser democracy (which will expedite the path to a caring culture and economy).


Most of those 30 million are already identified with 3 movement hubs:


Revolutionary Love (50+ orgs).

Catalyzing a culture of compassion


Bridge Alliance (80+ orgs).

Empowering a wiser democracy


New Economy Coalition (200+orgs).

Co-creating a caring economy.


We envision uniting those movements, with the help of 30,000 civic/faith leaders; 10,000 #CompassionateCitizens Meetups; and with signficant funding from Compassionate Realtors.

Our VISION

A compassionate, inclusive World that Works for ALL

Co-created by a Movement of #CompassionateCitizens

Our Mission

Empowering Dialogue Across Diversity

We support the Compassionate Communities campaign at Charter for Compassion by engaging #CompassionateCitizens (Meetup members) in respectful dialogue across diversity, in order to: 


  1. Reduce suffering (e.g.Hunger, Homelessness, Hopelessness, Hate, and Health issues/disability).
  2. Unleash the unique assets and gifts of citizens, to co-create their communities.
  3. Collaborate with local leaders in business, government and nonprofits.
  4. Politically empower citizens by educating them about deliberative democracy, where representatives at all levels of government are accountable to the collective wisdom and compassion of their constituents.
  5. Economically empower citizens by educating them about the Triple Bottom Line, where consumers, workers and investors put People and Planet over Profits.

In April, 2016, we created a pilot Meetup group, #CompassionateCitizens Fox Valley, to serve as a template for transpartisan Meetups: 


See https://www.meetup.com/Compassionate-Citizens-Fox-Valley/


We also enthusiastically support a deeply mission aligned organization, which is creating and supporting transpartisan Meetups:


See https://www.meetup.com/pro/crossingpartylines


To fund the #CompassionateCitizens movement, Connection Realty will pair #CompassionateCitizens who are buying or selling a home with Compassionate Realtors who generously support our work, and the work of our mission aligned partners.    

Get Involved

We are partnering with organizations and recruiting volunteer civic and faith leaders across the U.S., to help us unite "silos of compassion", and empower dialogue across diversity. 


We encourage all to join or form a transpartisan Meetup sponsored by Crossing Party Lines.


If you are buying or selling home anywhere in the U.S., go to Connection-Realty.com to find a Compassionate Realtor who supports the movement.


 

Thank You

Whether you participate in respectful dialogue-across-diversity, volunteer your talents, or promote the movement through word of mouth or on social media, we thank you for doing your part to build a community, and a world, that works for all. 

About Us

Staff

Pam Steward

Director of Outreach, Illinois


Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Jr.

Director of Outreach, Georgia


Howard Pepper

Director of Outreach, California


Lorenzo Santos 

Director of Meetups

Board of Directors

We are in the process of re-organizing. Our new board will be populated by diverse, local, engaged leaders from mission aligned organizations, initially in Chicago (creating an implicit collective impact initiative, free of the organizational inertia that inhibits deep collaboration).

Board of Advisors

Brione LaThrop

Global Ambassador at Charter For Compassion International


Kirsten Strand

Founder of Community 4:12

 

Lynne Meyer

Lynne is a member of the BMW Foundation's Responsible Leaders Network, with years of experience in the Interfaith Dialogue movement.


Edwina Cowell

Founder, Spiritual Playdate


Karen Danielson

Interfaith Leader and Educator


Dan Duncan

Chair of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)


Mike Ghouse

Founder of Center For Pluralism


John Steiner

Transpartisan Committee Co-Chair


Bryan Welch

Entrepreneur, Executive, Writer; CEO of Foster Care Technologies

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Contact Us

Compassionate Citizens Foundation

(630) 362-4663