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Debra Smith


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Let's all make a point of signing the Charter for Compassion. Have YOU signed yet? No? Come on Down!!

It all starts with a personal commitment to Compassionate living.

A beloved friend that I met here on TED, a young man from Malaysia and a deeply compassionate Muslim sent me an email to encourage me, a woman of a different nationality, age group, ethnicity and who possesses different religious sentiments, to sign and become part of the solution to some of the world's problems. Will you join us and put your name, your commitment, your hopes and your weight toward our common good?

If this is something you would like to do, you can do so here:

for a better and fuller explanation of the goals and wording please go here:


If you chose to do so, please let us all know that you think it is worthwhile in a posting below. Let us know why you chose to do so and what it means to you.


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  • Nov 10 2011: Thanks for posting this, I have sign the chapter and I don't think it pushes religion at all, you don't have to belong to any religion to understand that we all need compassion in this world, to share, to give and to get. It mentions religion as much as ethical and spiritual traditions, one can have the 2 later without being a religious person. Its aaaaaallll good ;)

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