August 21st marked the end of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. World-class athletes from all corners of the globe have returned home, some with medals marking their incredible accomplishments. As those games come to a close, however, a new set of games is just on the horizon: the Compassion Games. No plane tickets or passports required.
Jon Ramer, the founder of Compassion Games International (CGI), reached out to Moving Art in support of this year’s Global Unity Games, one of five annual Games that CGI hosts each year. The Global Unity Games will begin on September 11th and run through September 21st of this year.
The Compassion Games are the world’s largest compassion “coopetitions.” No one can lose the Compassion Games; and the more people that play, the more people that win. The goal is to inspire as much compassionate action in communities around the world as possible, through volunteering, random acts of compassion, and more.
Want to learn more? We asked Jon some questions about the origin of the games, how to participate, and what makes compassion such an important notion to share.