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.
Catalyze increased engagement around initiatives to address local and global challenges.
Share reports that reflect on experiences and measure impact through an online Compassion Report Map.
How 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!)
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!
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!
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 including World Unity Week, Peace Week, Harmony Week, and MLK Beloved Community Convergences.
Annually in September
Unify communities around the world in this 12-day challenge by synchronizing our intentions globally and igniting locally organized compassionate action! Learn more!
Annually in June
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!
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
2. AMPLIFIER OF
WHAT’S ALREADY WORKING
3. FRAMEWORK AND BASELINE FOR MEASURING COMPASSION STRENGTH
4. ENGAGING ENVIRONMENT FOR REFLECTION AND LEARNING
5. PLATFORM FOR CULTIVATING OPEN PARTICIPATION
6. CONNECTION TO A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
CGI Lifetime Results
Over the past ten 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 Global Unity Games Summary Results and Highlights here.
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.
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!