Ms. Lia Mandelbaum: Champion of Compassion

One of the great joys of organizing the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is meeting remarkable people who take the Games and do truly amazing things. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Lia Mandelbaum, a writer for the Jewish Journal and a resounding Champion of Compassion. The following interview with Lia is organized into short segments…

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Acts of Intolerance Make Compassion Bench More Meaningful Than Ever

Back in 2012, Louisville, KY had both the guts and credentials to back themselves up when Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer boldly stated: “We are the most compassionate city in the world, and will be so until proven otherwise.” This was of course a playful gesture in the spirit of “competitive altruism”, aimed to ignite engagement from other cities to…

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From 20,000 to 250,000 to 1,252,160 Meals Feeding Children Everywhere!

One million, two hundred and fifty two thousand, one hundred and sixty. Need to see that in numerical form? 1,252,160. That’s how many meals were packaged for local food shelters. How did they reach such an astonishing number? Compassionate DFW is a project founded by Dr. Charles Barker.  In this year’s Compassion Games Dr. Barker and his team organized over 200…

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The Giving Games Backstory

The Giving Games Backstory If you want the shortest possible, bottom-line summary of information about the December 1st through 11th Giving Games go here. What follows is the story behind The Giving Games: Youth and Schools Play it Forward. Table of Contents What Are the Giving Games? Giving Games Motivating Vision Why Play the Giving Games? Impact of Participating in…

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Pass the Compassion Torch at the 2015 Parliament: Face to Face and Heart to Heart

The world’s religious and spiritual traditions, represented by nearly 10,000 people, came together under one roof during October 2015 in Salt Lake City for the Parliament of World’s Religions. Along with them came thousands of cultures, spiritual practices, and traditions, providing a tremendous opportunity for meeting each other, building relationships, and creating unity in diversity. And equally, presenting quite a…

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2015 Annual Games: Summary of Results and Highlights

Introduction We are proud and excited to share the results of the 2015 Annual Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. This year’s Annual Games were a remarkable performance by thousands of people and hundreds of teams committed to bringing compassion to life! What we measure reflects what matters, and the Compassion Games are designed to measure a community’s (team’s) “compassion…

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