Interfaith Panel

Interfaith Panel

Interfaith Panel Discussion:

Compassion in Action

Sunday, August 19th at 10:00 am

What is Compassion? How is Compassion related to spiritual awareness? How can we use compassion to bridge the divisions in our society? How does compassion fit into the world according to Trump?

Join local faith leaders as these and other topics are explored in this panel discussion. Learn about the perspectives of compassion in action according to Jewish, Christian, Unitarian Universalist, and Buddhist faiths.

The discussion will be live streamed on FaceBook and YouTube.  We are encouraging you to share the stream links below with members of your community who are unable to attend in person and encourage them to share it on their social media.

Here are the links to share the live stream:

Facebook Link

Youtube Link


John Masters

GrassRoots Community TV

Here is a list of suggested potential topics that may be discussed:

  • What is compassion?   What is it’s relation to passion, sympathy, and empathy?  Should compassion be used to achieve goals, or is it more a constant way of being?  Is it a feeling, an idea, a frame of mind, a path?  How does one engage in compassion to achieve an intended result?
  • How is compassion related to spiritual awareness and prejudice?  Is God compassion?   Is all Creation compassion in action?
  • How does one become more compassionate?   Are some people naturally more compassionate, like some people are better at math?
  • Discuss the distinct or unique viewpoint of compassion in action in your tradition.  Is there a historical or geographical origin for that viewpoint?
  • Do I really need to be more compassionate?   What’s in it for me?   I need to focus on my family, school, business, work, profession.


John Bruna

Way of Compassion Dharma Center

Rev. Shawna Foster

Two River Unitarian Universalists

Pastor Lance Norton

Mid Valley Church

Rabbi Emily Segal

Aspen Jewish Congregation