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Crescent Hill Community Council Considers Joining the Compassionate Cities Movement

posted Mar 24, 2013, 10:28 PM by Cressie Hill

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the Crescent Hill Community Council will vote on whether to join the Compassionate Cities Movement. Everyone in the neighborhood is invited to join the discussion at the Peterson-Dumesnil House that night at 7:30 pm.

A motion to join the movement was introduced at the March meeting of the community council by Terrian Barnes. The motion includes endorsing the "Charter for Compassion," working together with the Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville, and using community council events and gatherings to teach compassion.


"On November 11, 2011, the Mayor Greg Fischer signed a resolution adopted by the LouisvilleMetro Council declaring Louisville a Compassionate City and embarking on a 10 year-campaign to live into that pledge.

The Charter for Compassion is facilitated by the Compassionate Action Network International (CANI).  CANI is a worldwide network whose goal is to advance The Charter and the spirit and practice of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  CANI works in diverse ways through various sectors of society--businesses, with cities and communities across the globe, within educational institutions and organizations and with religious congregations and associations--to create and establish cultures of compassion locally and globally. 

Since a central part of the purpose and mission of the Crescent Hill Community Council is "to serve as an advocate for maintaining Crescent Hill’s quality of life by improving the civic, recreational, cultural and educational life of the Crescent Hill neighborhood...;" our community council is an ideal fit for this movement of compassion.

This motion is a first step in the process.  We would be committing the Crescent Hill Community Council's efforts toward making Crescent Hill a compassionate neighborhood.  We would join with Metro Louisville in making our entire community a compassionate place.

Over the coming months, a Compassionate Neighborhood Task Force will be formed to bring further recommendations for how we can advance the Compassionate Cities movement."

Join your neighbors on April 4, at 7:30 pm, at the Peterson-Dumesnil House to consider this important question.