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Towards Compassionate Care
In Conversation with Professor Patrick Pietroni

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Toronto, Canada
The lecture will focus on compassion in the context of caregiving, mental health, aging populations and compassionate communities.  Professor Pietroni will also introduce the DCT and the scope and vision of the DIISC while opening the discourse on compassion in our current geo-political landscape. Go to website

Registration: 8:00 pm
Program: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Professor Patrick Pietroni presents to the Albuquerque Community Foundation, New Mexico

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Albuquerque, US
PowerPoint of Professor Patrick Pietroni's presentation to the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Available here.

Live WEBCAST from the Ismaili Centre, London

Tonight (Thursday, 7 July 2016) Professor Patrick Pietroni, director of the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion will speak at the Ismaili Centre, London . Together with John Ballatt, Professor Pietroni will discuss the role of compassion in improving physical and mental health. 

The event will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live, and is expected to start soon after 8:15 PM GMT (London time)


Dr Mohamed Keshavjee

We have great pleasure in announcing that Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, who was on the Darwin Centre Trust's steering committee, has agreed to become a trustee of the DCT.  Dr Keshavjee has recently been awarded the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Peace.. see more

Photograph: Mairaj Manji

The Working Conference on Compassion 2015

On 1-2 October 2015, Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn hosted the first Working Conference on Compassion. The conference set out to explore the scope of the study of compassion as an academic field, and also as an event to launch the new Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion (DIISC). Delegates came from a wide range of disciplines, countries and walks of life.

Photograph: Richard Hammerton

Shrewsbury joins the Compassionate Revolution

The world news has been exceptionally bleak and bloody lately. We see people suffering, hurting each other, angry and afraid. Sometimes fear becomes anger, as refugees fleeing extreme horrors are rejected and brutalized even as they seek safety... see full article.

Photograph: Richard Hammerton

Huff Post

During this period of time the world needs compassion more than ever. No one can be unaffected by the harrowing images of refugees that we're seeing in the media every day ... see full article.
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