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Compassionate communication

New group forms to raise the level of compassionate communication.
Is a compassionatae society possible? A new group has formed to explore answers to this question by providing a forum and willing audience to anyone who wishes to practice public speaking about compassion and compassionate themes. The group says that a compassionate society can only evolve from the efforts of all its members and communicating compassionately is at the foundation of such efforts. "Compassion is poorly regarded in our competitive society," says a group spokesperson, "and we aim to turn that state of affairs around by providing a supportive environment for all to explore and express his or her inate compassion." Interested persons should contact Michael Labhard at  ince@pacifier.com.