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Charter for Compassion promotes compassion among community members and works to resolve disputes through empathetic dialogue. Dignity, equality, and respect are the foundational principles of the organization. Charter for Compassion works with community leaders to identify challenging issues in the community—those that cause suffering among community members. Community conflict may arise from a wide range of issues—i.e. social justice issues, divisions over LGBTQ rights, law enforcement, or homelessness. Whatever the issues, Charter for Compassion encourages communities to identify the pain and suffering of its members and work together to establish compassion and understanding for those in need. Communities should solve problems through an inclusive process of diverse voices, so that all in the community can be heard. It is through this compassionate concern for the views of others that communities heal themselves. 

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