Lexington Council Considers 'Charter for Compassion'

Oct 12, 2017

Credit kentucky.com

Lexington council members are being asked to consider signing on to the 'Charter for Compassion,' a document urging the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion.

A presentation on the charter is scheduled during Thursday’s council meeting.  


Council Member Susan Lamb says participation is a recognition of what’s happening already and it brings attention to the need for future acts of kindness.

“Whether they feel that they don’t know how to help or where to help.  This will allow them to have opportunities to come together as groups or individuals and learn how they can create and be more compassionate in Lexington,” said Lamb

Susan Lamb says Louisville’s government has signed on to the Charter for Compassion.  She says hundreds of people participated in a paint project at a local mosque damaged by graffiti.

“So many people that each person actually had only one brush stroke and they ended up covering up the graffiti, but it also had brought people of all diverse areas together for the same common cause and nobody was thinking about what somebody else looked like, or what their religion was, or what their background was,” noted Lamb.

Lamb says there is also a small group focus in areas like healthcare, education, the arts, and business.  The Lexington council could vote Thursday to become an official member of the Charter for Compassion.