Welcome to Growing Compassionate Communities
“Working towards inclusiveness and growing hope”
Growing Compassionate Communities is primarily about a community working towards inclusiveness of all diverse groups and peoples.
This concept seeks to grow communities that are compassionate and that seek to include groups on the margins of the community by becoming sensitive to their needs and journey. A compassionate community may be described as a community that identifies and seeks to be inclusive through engaging and reintegrating vulnerable and marginalised groups that reside in the local community.
A community may include rural and urban settings as well as prison communities.
It has a threefold process in terms of principles and practice:
- Share and pool best practice from within and without the community
- Provide peer support to empower communities to grow as a compassionate communities