The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has been welcomed as a Partner of the Charter for Compassion, established to support the work of the well known religious commentator Karen Armstrong, in promoting compassion, the "Golden Rule" and inter-faith dialogue.
On 24th June 2011, the General Assembly's Chief Officer Derek McAuley and Sue Woolley, Unitarian partnership link, received confirmation from the Charter for Compassion that their application had been successful saying: "The Charter for Compassion team is thrilled to welcome the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches in the UK to our Partner Network."
The General Assembly voted unanimously at its Annual Meetings in Swansea in April to seek Partnership status reflecting the longstanding Unitarian commitment to compassion and inter-faith relationships.
We invite all Unitarians to join our online forum UK Unitarians C4C, to share ideas, news, inspirations and worship material, so that we can turn our affirmation of the Charter for Compassion into concrete action. You can do this by clicking here.
Listen to Karen Armstrong's Ware Lecture at the 2011 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association by clicking here.
You might like to set up a Reading Group in your congregation to explore Karen Armstrong's Book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life . Find out more.
Other liberal religious organisations who are already Partner Organisations in the Charter for Compassion include: