New Date for Compassion Circle

Due to today’s high winds, Neighbors for a Kinder Community have postponed “A Circle of Compassion to Monday, Nov. 6, from 7 pm – 8:30 pm in the Shiras Room on the second floor of Peter White Public Library, Marquette, MI.

Participants are encouraged to take turns sharing their thoughts, ideas, stories, poems, questions, songs, and/or responses on the topic of compassion, or simply listen. All are welcome free of charge.

Neighbors for a Kinder Community are hosting this as the second of a series of events for strengthening one’s ability to implement The Kinder Community Pledge.  

The Marquette, MI group created The Kinder Community Pledge in January, 2017, in response to divisiveness witnessed in our own and other communities. Recognizing a powerful opportunity to come together to build upon our community’s strengths and address its weaknesses, the group’s hope is to help others feel more inspired, committed, and capable of taking ongoing action to help create a kinder community through increased respect, compassion and courage.

You can learn more about The Kinder Community Pledge and sign it online at To stay up-to-date on new resources and events for implementing the pledge, visit or the Kinder Community Facebook page.


The Kinder Community Pledge

During these challenging times, we can find comfort in knowing that courageous progress has been initiated during times of great division.

Right now, we have an opportunity to become an even better community.

We offer this pledge as a way to join our neighbors in a personal commitment to actively promote increased positive connections between community members.

In times of discord or anxiety, may this pledge motivate us to remember our common desire for safety, justice, and mutual respect, and our ability to show strength and wisdom when challenged.

“I Pledge to show Respect, Compassion, and Courage in my Community.”

Click here to Sign the Pledge.

If you are unable to log in, you can email us your name, town & state to be added manually to the pledge list. Please log in, if possible, as this site is 100%-volunteer run.

*Please click here to download Kinder Community Pledge copies to inspire and remind yourself and others.

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