Cultivating Compassionate Politics Workshop | September 12, 2010

contributed by Wade Hudson

Countless activist organizations are engaged in political efforts to improve public policies in order to promote justice, relieve suffering, enhance opportunities, and protect the environment. And in the personal and social sphere countless individuals have learned how to engage skillfully in compassionate actions that foster self-development, spiritual growth, productive group dynamics, and community service.

If activist organizations incorporated more of those personal and social lessons into their political efforts, might they attract more compassion-minded individuals and be more effective?

Let’s work together to explore this question.

Please join us to raise issues, explore opportunities, and plan actions to cultivate compassionate political activity on

Sunday, September 12, at 555 Ellis Street in San Francisco from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

We will provide a buffet lunch and arrange for childcare if needed. Bring any idea or question you have about compassionate politics – whatever you are most passionate about.

At the start of the workshop, you’ll be able to place your passion on our working agenda. Then you can work with anyone else who shares your interest. And join others in working on their ideas in a small action group.

All participants are encouraged to participate in the entire event. Each action group will be encouraged to record points of agreement and consider whether they want to meet again. The workshop will conclude with consideration of whether to convene again in 3-6 months to consider the issues more fully. A record of all decisions will be distributed to all participants.

For more information, go to

If you want to participate, need childcare, or have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at or by calling 415-722-5852.

Please share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested in learning and contributing to this conversation.

Thanks for your attention. We hope you join us.

Planning Committee Members: Roma Guy, Wade Hudson

Fiscal sponsor: San Francisco Network Ministries

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