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Building Common Ground with Compassion

Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

The Keene Public Library has begun a special reading group to study Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. The next meeting of the group took place on Tuesday Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Our next meeting is Tuesday April 24 7:00 p.m. At the April meeting, we will discuss the chapter "Look at Your Own World."

The Keene Public Library is one of 30 librarys to receive a $2,500 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Fetzer Institute to host a year-long series of programs “Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility, and Compassion,” which is part of a a national initiative to enhance the quality of life and learning within the community through a series of library programs. This is just one in a number of civic engagement initiatives tailored specifically to engage the Keene community

TED prize-winner Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. In Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Armstrong offers concrete ways of putting compassion into action in our everyday lives. 

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Reading Groups are affiliated with the Charter for Compassion. The Charter for Compassion is a TED Prize project in collaboration with the Fetzer Institute. Multiple copies of books are available for check-out.

To join this reading group, please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157.

This event is part of our Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion which has been made possible through a grant from the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute.