Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth.

Through the spirit of play, individual players and teams strive together to:

1. UNIFY

Unify our intentions within a global community.

2. AMPLIFY

Amplify what’s already working in our local communities.

3.  CATALYZE

Catalyze increased engagement around initiatives to address local and global challenges.

4.  QUANTIFY

Share reports that reflect on experiences and measure impact through an online Compassion Report Map.

5.  ACTUALIZE

Bring a growing movement of unprecedented, unified action to life!

How to Play

STEP 1.

Sign Up to Play!

Sign up to play in the April and September Compassion Games! Invite and challenge others to generate excitement and catalyze more compassion! (Not quite ready? Sign up to receive general updates here!)

STEP 2.

Play Your Hearts Out!

Organize service projects and inspire acts of kindness to give back to your community! Fulfill “Missions of Compassion” during the annual games, and get ideas from the gallery of Ways to Play to get started!

STEP 3.

Report and Reflect

After your compassionate actions, report on your activities and outcomes on the Compassion Report Map, capturing the number of volunteers, hours served, monies raised, and people served!

STEP 4.

Share and Celebrate!

Share your Compassion Report to elevate compassion in the world and inspire others to play!

Annual Compassion Games

Individual Players and Team Organizers can sign up to play in one or more Annual Compassion Games.

Players: When signed up, Individual Players receive “Compassion Missions” to inspire and guide acts of compassion each day of the annual games.

Teams: Organizing a Team? Team Organizers will be prompted to register their teams after signing up to play. Registered teams are listed on the Compassion Report Map, and their results are displayed on annual games scoreboards.

Find out more information about the September and April Compassion Games by clicking on “Learn More” below.

September 11th – 22nd, 2019

Unify communities around the world in this 12-day challenge by synchronizing our intentions globally and igniting locally organized compassionate action! Learn more!

April 5th – April 30th, 2020

Reconnect and serve the unfolding web of life in this #EarthMonth challenge to protect, restore, and show compassion for Mother Earth! Learn more.

Ways to Play

There are many Ways to Play the Compassion Games during an annual coopetition, or any time of year. Service projects, random acts of kindness, and Compassion Missions are a few ways players ignite compassion in their communities. View the gallery of Ways to Play here!

 
Acts of Kindness
Acts of Kindness
Global Fire
Global Fire
Service Projects!
Service Projects!
Challenge Others!
Challenge Others!
Compassion Missions
Compassion Missions
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Compassion Relays
Compassion Relays
Drive with Compassion
Drive with Compassion
The Best Game on Earth
The Best Game on Earth
 

The Report Map

Players and Teams use the Compassion Report Map to share their stories and experiences, reflecting on the impact and measuring the results of their compassion. Measures are displayed on a Compassion Games Scoreboard and include the number of volunteers, the hours of service, monies raised for local causes, and the number of people served. By reading and sharing players’ reports and stories, we uplift ourselves and connect to each other through our acts of kindness and compassion.

Impact of the Games

Short and Long Term Benefits of Playing in The Games

The following six impacts offer a way to appreciate and anticipate the benefits of participation in the Compassion Games:

1. CATALYST TO IGNITE ENGAGEMENT

The Compassion Games reframe play and competition by turning “competitive altruism” and “friendly-competition” into “coopetition” amongst and between different teams to create excitement and motivate interest in participating.

2. AMPLIFIER OF
WHAT’S ALREADY WORKING

The Compassion Games can strengthen and amplify what is already working in a community. Weaving together existing events and activities from different groups and organizations catalyzes a shared collective impact. The Compassion Games also inspires new events and activities that build upon existing efforts.

3. FRAMEWORK AND BASELINE FOR MEASURING COMPASSION STRENGTH

The Compassion Games measure community service through the number of volunteers, hours of service, monies raised for local causes, and numbers of people served. Results create a baseline for building a team’s compassion impact and value over time, strengthening our individual and collective “compassion muscles.”.

4. ENGAGING ENVIRONMENT FOR REFLECTION AND LEARNING

The Compassion Games offer a means for engagement and reflection which transfers the experiences from the Games to the real world. Composing and sharing Compassion Reports that include these reflections helps players build the skills needed to act more effectively and compassionately with ourselves and our communities.

5. PLATFORM FOR CULTIVATING OPEN PARTICIPATION

The Compassion Games offer an open-source, “Do-It-Ourselves” creative platform. The Games tap into a growing capacity and desire to engage with compassion in ways that go beyond theory and passive consumption. The Games are open, participatory, peer-driven, and a thriving example of open-source collaboration.

6. CONNECTION TO A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

The Compassion Games are a part of an international compassion movement that inspires participation in something greater than oneself. The Compassion Games help us to understand, connect, and learn from each other while co-creating a global culture of kindness.

CGI Lifetime Results

Over the past five years, the Compassion Games have been played in over 40 countries by more than 1,000,000 volunteer players who have served over 15 million people. Past teams have included community groups, faith congregations, schools, families, government agencies, businesses, and even inmates in women’s prison! Check out the 2017 Global Unity Games Summary Results and Highlights here, or consider reading how the Games were brought into Roybal High School to empower a gang-affected community.

Compassion Relays

Compassion Relays illuminate outstanding organizations and individuals around the world (known as Champions of Compassion) whose work is contributing to a more peaceful, just, and compassionate planet. Compassion Relays represent a chain of goodwill that allow us to collectively highlight the work of others while being honored in return! Learn more here.

“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your own path.” –Buddha

Champions of Compassion

Each Champion is represented by an organization or individual who has spread the light of the Compassion Torch in truly remarkable, inspirational ways. Below are just a handful of the Champions of Compassion featured in coopetitions past. View the growing gallery of Compassion Relay Champions here!

Our Partners

Sponsors and Supporters Make the Compassion Games Possible!

 
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