Written By Karen Armstrong.
The 2013 International Summit Conference on Compassionate Organizations will bring an international group of representatives together on May 16th through the 18th to Louisville, Kentucky in anticipation of a visit by the Dalai Lama. This unique, first-of-its-kind event kicks off a year-long effort focusing on developing cultures of compassion in government, business, schools, faith groups, colleges and universities, healthcare systems, the arts, service agencies, and other organizations worldwide.
Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Convened by the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations, the Summit Conference is presented in affiliation with “Engaging Compassion” — the visit to Louisville, Kentucky by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The event will be held on the campus of Spalding University in Louisville and will focus on fostering cultures of compassion across the international community.
The Summit is a “working” conference in which Thought Catalysts actively work with conference participants to explore the applications, roles, requirements, targeted outcomes, effective practices, polices, and other elements for creating organizational cultures of compassion. Representatives from the fields of government, faith, mental health, finance, law enforcement, education, environment, diplomacy, consulting, child development, media, military, peacekeeping and animal rights are encouraged to attend. Any others wishing to assist in fostering cultures of compassion in organizations are also welcome. Mayor Greg Fischer and Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure will open the event.
“There’s been a growing wave of cynicism, mistrust, and anger about business, government, and other institutions worldwide,” said Working Group Chairperson Ari Cowan. “So many want the organizations they deal with to value people as well as profits. They want to see an end to the exploitation, dishonesty, and manipulation. Compassion is the starting point.”
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