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Fernandina Beach City Commissioners endorse the Charter for Compassion

Jul 05, 2017 02:00AM
On Tuesday, June 20, the Fernandina Beach City Commissioners endorsed the Charter for Compassion, becoming one of more than 340 cities around the world with initiatives to promote civility and respect. The Proclamation was presented on behalf of the Fernandina Beach City Commission by Mayor Robin Lentz.

Compassionate Fernandina was launched in 2015 by Dr. Tom Washburn and Jane Holzcamp to acknowledge Fernandina’s already strong network of non-profit organizations and community volunteers and to officially designate Fernandina as a “Compassionate City” with the goal of engaging each member of the community in making the place we live and the world in general a better place. The international Charter for Compassion states, “Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.” For more information visit