A thought provoking presentation regarding Compassion in the Workplace took place recently along the waterfront in downtown Louisville, Ky. The same waterfront where nearly two centuries ago Mother Catherine Spalding, SCN foundress, ministered to orphans arriving at the waterfront, their parents having died from disease or starvation on the long journey by boat to Louisville. Mother Catherine is recognized for having founded a number of education, healthcare and social service ministries in Louisville.
This week, an SCN family member participated in the discussion sponsored by the City of Louisville. Louisville has been focusing on steps to make the city more compassionate. Folks in attendance at the discussion made several suggestions about how to foster compassion in the workplace and the ongoing need to foster nurturing environments as well as to honor a work/family balance. More sessions are set to take place.
The Festival of Faiths has been an active participant in discussions around compassion.