A Hunger for Change: The Charter for Compassion – by Marilyn Turkovich

Compassion is a response to suffering—our own, and to the pain of others. The word comes from the Latin meaning to co-suffer. Compassion is noticing pain, feeling it with another person, and then responding to it n some way.


What an exciting-mind-blowing week I’ve had! I have “Skyped” with people from all over the world, participated in Google Hangouts, recommended materials for a peace education project in Indonesia, introduced a few European schools to Canadian child advocate Mary Gordon’s Roots of Empathy, tuned in teachers to the work of Sugata Mitra, the 2013 TED award winner, and his experiment, “Hole in the Wall”, and started work with a number of schools who would like to create an action plan to become compassionate schools.