Unveiled to the world on November 12, 2009, Charter for Compassion was inspired by the Charter for Compassion, created by Karen Armstrong and the Council of Conscience, and inherits a confluence of contributions made by TED.com, the Compassionate Action Network, the Fetzer Institute, and many others. Charter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. CfC's mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors. Their mission is to be a network of networks, connecting organizers adn leaders from around the world, providing educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues for communication; sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration; providing the umbrella of the Charter for Compassion for conferences, events, collaborations, conversations and initiatives to create compassionate communities and institutions.
The Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance was founded at Rice University in 2013 with a generous gift from Houston philanthropists Dr. Milton and Laurie Boniuk. Its mission is to nurture religious tolerance among people of all faiths and no faith, especially youth, and to study the conditions in which tolerance and intolerance flourish. Through research, education, and engagement efforts, the Boniuk Institute aims to serve as a pre-eminent academic organization that reaches beyond the Rice campus to have an impact locally, nationally, and globally. We are proud to be a partner of Charter for Compassion.