Spirit of Peace Community Bring & Share Supper in association with The Friendship Café

Gloucester and the "Compassionate Cities Initiative"

Date: Monday 24th September 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Venue: Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road, Gloucester GL4 6PR

Spirit of Peace warmly invites you to a Community Bring and Share Supper, 7pm, Monday 24 September 2018 at the Friendship Café, Gloucester to discuss this month’s theme: The Charter for Compassion and the Compassionate Cities Initiative.

The Charter for Compassion (CfC) is a global movement that transcends religious, ideological and national differences, founded by Karen Armstrong, which works closely with 400 cities in over 50 countries to facilitate compassionate communities.

Come and join us for what promises to be a lively evening with a video and short talk by a Gloucester resident and teacher on the CfC. Participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts in a warm, friendly atmosphere on compassion, compassionate work they may already be involved in at work or in their community. We will also consider signing the Charter as individuals and/or raising awareness of CCI (Charter for Compassion International) amongst friends and colleagues to begin to see if there may be a consensus for Gloucester to join the Compassionate Cities Initiative.

"I think the Compassionate Cities and Communities programme could help us to break down the divisions in our polarized world… A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city! A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry. Uncomfortable if every child isn’t loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive. Uncomfortable when as a community we don’t treat our neighbours as we would wish to be treated."

– Karen Armstrong, Founder of the global movement, The Charter for Compassion

There is plenty of parking at the venue. Everyone is warmly invited to bring food to share, which does not contain alcohol or meat.

Admission is free; however, donations are invited for the ongoing work of Spirit of Peace.

Media contact: Heather-Jane Ozanne, info@spiritofpeace.co.uk, tel: 07711 960644

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