Affirm Compassionate Sioux Falls

In 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Talk prize and made a wish for creating, launching, and generating a Charter for Compassion. The Charter project began building partnerships with individuals and organizations around the world "to bring compassion to life." Individuals, organizations, towns, and cities can sign and affirm the Charter as a statement of support and action to foster compassion around the world. As Karen Armstrong stated, "In a Compassionate Community, people are motivated by compassion to take responsibility for and care for each other."

Why Sioux Falls? Sioux Falls is a city with community members and organizations striving to practice compassion on a daily basis. However, becoming a recognized compassionate community will help strengthen community connections and will help establish a community-wide plan of action to continue to bring compassion to life in Sioux Falls.

Affirm Compassionate Sioux Falls

There is no cost to affirm Compassionate Sioux Falls. Your signature is a public commitment to the principles expressed in this document. But we hope that you will also commit to supporting the work of Compassionate Sioux Falls by contributing according to your ability: work as a volunteer, join a compassionate community initiative, and/or publicly support the work of Compassionate Sioux Falls.