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"12 Days of Compassion" Op-Ed in Vancouver Sun

April 06, 2012

The Centre for Dialogue’s Mark Winston and Robin Prest have published an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun communicating the vision and impact of “12 Days of Compassion with Karen Armstrong,” as part of the 2012 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue.

“Starting difficult conversations through the shared language of compassion provides a new medium for dialogue in our combative culture. The notion is inclusive and can create a sense of shared purpose across belief systems, whether religious or secular, political or personal…

Individual action linked with institutional support is critical to realize the vision of a compassionate community. Volunteering, helping a neighbour, or even nodding at a stranger in passing are places to start, but the end goal of a compassionate society will require government, business, academia and the non-profit community to work in tandem to effect change in the culture of how we engage with each other.”

Read the full story here: In Search of Compassion.