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21 November, 2014

World first for Cornwall as it signs compassion charter

Members of the Compassionate Cornwall Team and speakers Amina Khalid and Shaun Danquah, with the signed charter. (Photo: ©West Briton)
Members of the Compassionate Cornwall Team and speakers Amina Khalid and Shaun Danquah, with the signed charter. (Photo: ©West Briton)
On 20 November West Briton, Cornwall's best-read local newspaper, reported that 'Cornwall has become the first county in the world and the first community in England to sign the international Charter for Compassion.'

The impressive list of speakers included Lionel Morrison, the youngest detainee in the infamous Treason Trial in 1956, with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu; Shaun Danquah, an ex-gang leader, now academic and CEO of Leicestershire Ethnic Minority Programme; and Amina Khalid, a former Somali refugee, now working for Initiatives of Change.

The Charter, which calls for the restoration of compassionate action to the centre of our communities, was signed by 18 local community leaders and members.

Read the full article online here

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