Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting the understanding of, and respect for human rights

Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion describes itself as "a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world."

In 2008, noted historian Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize. Her response: “I wish that you would help with the creation, launch and propagation of a Charter for Compassion, based on the fundamental principles of universal justice and respect.”

Read more, and consider signing the Charter at


The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is described as a universal expression of ethical principles to foster sustainable development. The Earth Charter Initiative is the global network that embraces, uses and integrates the Earth Charter principles. See