On Wednesday, May 21st, members and friends of Compassionate St. Louis welcomed leaders from Compassionate Louisville for an evening of inspiration and exploration. At the Missouri History Museum, a diverse audience met for “What’s next for Compassionate St. Louis? An Interactive Response.”
The evening began with a presentation of Karen Armstrong’s TED Talk and the development of the Charter for Compassion. (Learn more here about the relationship!) Then Compassionate Louisville leaders Tom Williams and Stephanie Barnett inspired with the story of how Louisville came to call itself the most compassionate city in the world.
The evening ended with an exploration of how St. Louis might bring a Compassionate Cities program alive for our region. After dividing into “constellation” areas like healthcare, faith communities and the arts, participants brainstormed the impact that compassion could have if we make it a priority in our daily lives and workplaces.
Check out the rest of the photos from our evening program on the Compassionate STL Facebook page. You do not have to be a Facebook user/member to see them. Thanks to Philip Deitch for photography and for permission to use his photos.