about the charter

The Charter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.

What is the Charter for Compassion?

The Charter for Compassion is a document and worldwide movement designed to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action, to the centre of our lives. The Charter for Compassion was recognized by the Australian Parliament in 2010. It was the first parliament in the world to affirm the Charter.

In preparation for the Launch of its Strategic Plan in 2021, the Charter for Compassion Australia is outlining its three key activities: 1) the Compassionate Cities Program, 2) Compassion in Action ,3) the National Day of Compassion.