Winston-Salem could become the state’s only ‘compassionate city’

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The city of Winston-Salem could get closer to becoming the only “compassionate city” in North Carolina.

Interfaith Winston-Salem, a group of community and religious leaders, wants the city council to pass a resolution and join the international movement, which is designed to encourage businesses and the community to be more compassionate.

The idea is to take a stand against hate while helping others.

Leaders of the cities that have already adopted the policy say it helps with job creation and promotes a sense of helping others in times of need.

“Compassion breeds compassion, and if you think about it, we can look at it from a livability stand point as well. The more livable a community is, the better it is for companies that want to come in,” an Interfaith Winston-Salem member said.

Organizers say 18 cities worldwide have signed the charter, with near 80 others in the process.

If passed, the group must organize events to promote acts of random kindness days, along with meetings to help understand community diversity.

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