What is a Compassionate City?

    Did you know that Louisville is a Compassionate City?

    What does that even mean?

    On 11/11/11, Louisville declared itself a compassionate city and committed to a 10-year Compassionate City Campaign, which means that Louisville has decided to continually ask, “What does compassion want for Louisville?”. Louisville’s compassion charter reads, “Compassion. This is the shared purpose and principle. Compassion is a common ground and a unifying force in our polarized world. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and put another there, and to honor the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everyone, without exception, with absolute justice, equity, and respect. Compassion is the bridge between internal pratice and external change.”

    You can read more on Louisville’s intent to be a compassionate city here.

    So what is Louisville doing to show it’s compassion?

    This weekend kicks off the 5th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Week of Service, Give A Day. Whether you’re looking for a quick project or something to do for the day, there are literally hundreds of service opportunities available. Find projects online, and discover ways to join this amazing movement that is quickly gaining momentum.




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