On Sunday, March 24th , 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Paul Sawyer Public Library, Riverview Room, a community-wide program will take place to discuss the Charter of Compassion and how Frankfort/Franklin County might promote greater instances of compassionate acts and programs in our community. The Charter of Compassion was officially adopted in 2009, but not before over 150,000 people in over 100 countries weighed in on what they thought would be characteristic of a compassionate: person; community; country; and world.
The Charter has now been adopted and implemented in many cities and organizations across the world. In fact, Louisville and Lexington have both adopted the Charter of Compassion for their communities. Mayor Greg Fischer was instrumental in leading Louisville to adopt the Charter in 2009. Louisville was one of the first cities internationally to adopt the charter and since 2009 has been recognized four times as an “International City of Compassion”.
The key leaders that helped Louisville adopt and receive such great recognition will be the featured program for the March 24th meeting. They will share why Louisville adopted the charter, how they implemented many of the programs associated with “Compassion” and the positive impact it has had on Louisville. They will also share their perspective and experience on how Frankfort/Franklin County might want to proceed with future steps in becoming a member as a “Charter of Compassion City”.
Program Sponsored By: Frankfort Interfaith Council and Frankfort Chapter of United Nations Association
We would encourage business and industry leaders as well as Frankfort/Franklin County elected leaders to attend this very important event to promote Compassion in our community.
For more information on or to read the Charter of Compassion, please visit: https://frankfortinterfaithcouncil.org/compassion/.
Paul Sawyier Public Library
319 Wapping St
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601