The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world, the rule that requires us to use empathy - moral imagination - to put ourselves in others' shoes. We should act toward them as we would want them to act toward us. We should refuse, under any circumstance, to carry out actions which would cause them harm. The Charter for Compassion was started by Karen Armstrong as part of her prize-winning TED lecture.
A movement of inspiration and hope in the Anglican Communion, seeking to bring together and strengthen lay and ordained people who recognize the positive, inclusive and joyful currents in the Catholic tradition of Christianity.
“Since my youth, I think that I have never lost the intuition that community life could be a sign that God is love, and love alone. Gradually the conviction took shape in me that it was essential to create a community with men determined to give their whole life and who would always try to understand one another and be reconciled, a community where kindness of heart and simplicity would be at the centre of everything.” Brother Roger: “God is love alone”
The Community of Sant'Egidio is a movement of lay people with more than 50,000 members, dedicated to evangelisation and charity in more than 70 countries throughout the world. The community shares the same spirituality and principles which characterise the way of Sant'Egidio:
Communicating the Gospel
Solidarity with the poor
St Matthew's Westminster is twinned with St Matthew's Ziguyre near Tamale in northern Ghana.