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 #WiserDemocracy.

#WiserDemocracy entails replacing our 2 party system (which silences most citizens) with representatives who are held accountable to ALL voices (e.g., Voice of the People's Citizen Cabinets).  This empowers the collective wisdom and compassion of ALL, which maximizes #EquityForAll.


We believe that educating and rallying 30 million of those supporters is critical mass to replace crony capitalism with a #WiserDemocracy (which will expedite the path to a #CaringCulture and a #CaringEconomy).


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


Revolutionary Love (50+ orgs).

Catalyzing a #CaringCulture


Bridge Alliance (90+ orgs).

Empowering a #WiserDemocracy.


New Economy Coalition (210+orgs).

Co-creating a #CaringEconomy.


We envision uniting those movements, with the help of 30,000 civic/faith leaders; 10,000 #CompassionateCitizens Meetups; and with significant funding from Compassionate Realtors (via Connection Realty).

Our VISION

A compassionate, inclusive World that Works for ALL

Co-created by a Movement of #CompassionateCitizens

Our Mission

Empowering a #WiserDemocracy, to co-create a #CaringCulture and #CaringEconomy

We seek to catalyze the #CompassionateCommunities campaign at Charter for Compassion by engaging #CompassionateCitizens (Meetup members) in respectful dialogue across diversity, in order to maximize the well being of the worst off. While this entails reducing suffering (e.g., from Hunger, Homelessness, Hopelessness, Hate and/or Health issues), our focus is on SYSTEMS change.


We are effectively uniting 3 movements:


1.  #CaringCulture -- Employing Asset Based Community Development, to unleash the unique assets and gifts of citizens, to co-create #CompassionateCommunities.


2.  #WiserDemocracy -- Politically empowering citizens, by educating them about the Deliberative Democracy movement, to hold all levels of government accountable to the collective wisdom and compassion of their constituents.


3.  #CaringEconomy -- Economically empowering 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 compete for value, while generously supporting the movement.    

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

CO-LEADERSHIP TEAM


Scott Shirai

Executive Director


Anitha Beberg

Director, Time Banking Initiative

CEO, Seva Exchange


Jodi Trendler

Director of #Permaculture/#Sociocracy

Co-founder, The Resiliency Institute


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CO-FOUNDERS

Compassionate Citizens Inc.


Steven Shamrock

CFO, interim CEO

Founder, Sustainability Reporting Partners


Norlyn Dimmitt

Founder, Connection Realty


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Howard Pepper

Co-director of Ecumenical Outreach


Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Jr.

Co-director of Ecumenical Outreach


Pam Steward

Director of FSBO Outreach


Lorenzo Santos

Advisor, #Transpartisan Meetups

Founder, Rhetor


Brigitte Perreault

Advisor, #TransformationalMedia

Founder, The Global Lead


Dr. Patricia Luckoo

Advisor, Community Psychology


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Board of Directors

Jim Turner, co-editor, The Transpartisan Review


John Steiner, advisor, The Transpartisan Review


Michael Ostrolenk, advisor, The Transpartisan Review


See bios at The Transpartisan Review

Board of Advisors

ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Committee


Dan Duncan

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


Cormac Russell

Managing Director, Nurture Development


Edgar Cahn

CEO, TimeBanks USA


Chris Gray

Board member, TimeBanks USA


Kirsten Strand

Founder of Community 4:12

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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE Committee


Mike Ghouse

Founder of Center For Pluralism


Edwina Cowell

Founder, Spiritual Playdate


Karen Danielson

Interfaith Leader and Educator


Lynne Meyer

BMW Foundation's Responsible Leaders Network


Wade Fransson

Founder, Something Or Other Publishing


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AT LARGE advisors


Brione LaThrop

Global Ambassador at Charter For Compassion International


John Steiner

Advisor, Transpartisan Review


Bryan Welch

Author, Beautiful and Abundant


Zandra Rivera

Founder, Mainstream Media


Barney Bishop III

CEO, Florida Smart Justice Alliance


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Compassionate Citizens Foundation

(630) 362-4663