Nurturing Healthy Communities: Compassion and Action

Thursday, 24 January 2013 - 5:00pm to Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 12:00pm

A regional community-wide conference 

From January 24 – 26, 2013

hosted by Christ Church Cathedral.
Exploring themes of poverty, homelessness, food insecurity and addictions/mental health.  
This conference will help us create and affirm strategies for compassionate action.
“The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions,
calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves”

Conference objectives:

As a guiding principle we affirm the Charter of compassion
1)To cultivate within our community “an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings
through learning, conversations, and desire.
2)To create and affirm strategies for action.
3)To reassert the importance of the individual as an integral part ofcommunity. 

Conference Information:

Thursday, January 24th,  2013
Registration Desk opens at 5.00 pm
Multi –Faith Service - 6:15pm
Dinner - 7:00pm
Keynote Address: 8:00pm
Compassion in the 21st Century
The Rev. Alisdair Smith,
Deacon, Business Manager, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.
Friday, January 25th 2013:
9:00am - 4:00pm, includes a bagged lunch. 
Registration desk opens at 8.00 am
Workshop sessions: Four strands, with three workshops in each strand:
Poverty,  Homelessness,  Food (in) Security,  Mental Health / Addictions.
Saturday January 26th 2013 
Morning only.  9.00am – 12.00 Noon
Facilitated session  –  From Knowing and Understanding to Action.