Olympia Charter for Compassion

The Olympia community has experienced recent acts of physical and verbal violence

against persons of color, gay, lesbian and transgender persons, and those of different religious traditions. These acts erode the spirit and purpose of true community.

We seek to reach out to all members of our community, including those who are most vulnerable, to make sure that needs are met, shelter is provided and access to services is guaranteed.

As representatives and members of faith communities, we are rooted in spiritual traditions and teachings about how we are to be in this world, and we bring our spiritual values to bear on these and other civic issues, and we urge others to do the same.

To that end, we, the faith communities of Olympia, submit our statement of shared values that we hope the larger community will adopt as a standard of behavior and as a tool for dialogue as we seek to live together in a way that nurtures the well-being of all people.

  • As a community, we recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all persons. In doing so, we strive to practice respect and compassion towards one another, engage in civil dialogue, honor each individual as we ourselves would like to be honored.
  • As a community, we recognize our interdependence. In doing so, we strive to work collaboratively, bringing all voices to the table to solve community issues for the benefit of everyone.
  • As a community, we believe we must create a society where all people are able to live into their best selves. In doing so, we use our best efforts to work together for the common good. This means that public officials and citizens speak out with one voice against bigotry, racism, and religious prejudice.
  • As a community, we strive to live our shared values as we work to build a community that welcomes and respects the unique gifts brought by all those who make up our diverse Olympia community.
Rev. Amy Walters LaCroix
Rabbi Seth Goldstein
Rev. Carol McKinley
Rev. Thomas Perchlik
Rev. Terry Murray
Rev. Amy Elizabeth Hessel
Rev. Robert C. Laird
Rev. Howard E. Ullery
Rev Ed Lovelady
Rev. Donald Maddux
Rev. Wendy Taylor
Rev. Resa Eileen Raven
Rev. Nancy Yount
Rev. Dr. William Hardwick
 

Olympia City Council
Mayor Cheryl Selby
Jessica Bateman
Nathaniel Jones
Clark Gilman
Julie Hankins
Jeannine Roe
Jim Cooper

Pastor Elizabeth Ullery Swenson
Rev. Katherine Keough
Rev. Tammy Stampfli
Rev. Peter K. Perry
Corey Passons, Interfaith Minister
Pastor Doug Dornhecker
Rev. Molly Knutson-Keller
Rev. Doug Knutson-Keller
Rev. Terri Lolcama
Rev. Sandy Ward
Rev. Emily Melcher
Rev Melinda E Holloway
Rev. Dr. John Van Eenwyk
Rev. Dr. Diane S. Whalen
Panel 1

Join Us

Our hope is that you will join us in adopting and embracing this charter of compassion. If you are ready you can add you name below.

Catherine Ullery
Sandra Hoy-Maruschak
Jane Mountjoy-Venning
Val Karjala
Karen Miller
Amanda Merlin
Kathleen Peppard
Bat-Sheva stein
Kamuela klemmer
Shannon McIntire
Cara Miller
Sarah Segall
Melanie Jenner
Lisa
Karen Ferguson
Susan Leyster
Barbara Malich
Jeni Woock
Zach Zinn
Mary Wharton
Joyce Kilmer
Steven Segall
Mary Maddox
Garth R Johnson
Sandee Sennes
Dianna Ullery
Bob Wharton
Jeanette Ernst
Merwyn Haskett
DeAnna Texley
Janine Gates
Valerie Kolarik
Wendy Harris
Billie Mazzei
Katie Hurley
Alice Sharrett
Helen Johnston
Beth Halpern
Susan Emley
Beverly Witherow
Roxane Waldron
Denise Hammer
Jennifer Schreck
Karen Pyle
Wendy Tanner
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Jean Garwood
Kathy Baros Friedt
Carolyn McKinnon
Max
Marie
Terry Teale
Lucy Swenson
Heather Murphy
Ginger Phalen
Cindy Levy
Sandra Hulteen
Jennifer Sabel
Kay Cooper
Jennifer Thompson
Rachel Schutz
Rodney M. Cate
Meg Jones
Susan McKenzie
Joan Harrod
Susan Eichrodt
Tim Ransom
Lisa Palazzi
Connie Ruhl
Deb Creveling
Garner Miller
Gail Gosney-Wrede
Melanie Ransom
Kathy Nolan
Nancy Faaren
Curtis Tanner
Pam Hicks
Kristi
Rachel E.Crum
Norine Meyer
Nancy Welton
Deborah Naslund
Kerry Dyer
Nancy Eastham
Barbara Gomez
Kendra Jennings
Tracie O’Brien
Whitney Bowerman
Karin Ward
Kay Schultz
Trevor R Sandison
Brenda Stocker
Selena Kilmoyer
Patricia Kathleen Barr
Audrey Levine
Christina O’Toole
Alice Sharrett
Lynn Grotskyy
Kay McKenzie
Mian Bond-Carvin
Lisa Miller
Marsha Zaritsky
Ronnie Hacken
Joceile Moore
Nancy Snyder
Aaron Myracle
Robert B. Godwin
Esther Kronenberg
Kalee Alexandria
Teri Tolan
Julie Levin Russo
Karen Riess Romanelli
Susan Christian, Salon Refu
Marilyn Freeman
Joe Shorin
Marcia Horner
Barry Zickuhr
Tessa Taylor
Deborah Campbell
Sarah Loughney
Benjamin J Olson
Wren Wolf
Sarah S.
Leah Wilson
Deborah Dick
James E. Dick
Ellen Cholski
Erin Finch
Wade & Trish Shepard
Mindy Chambers
Carla Wulfsberg
TJ LaRocque
Angela Kirkpatrick
Kate Ayers
Jocelyn Wood
Donna Killelea
Joan E Knapp
Helen Thornton
Marie Sfirah Madrone
Wendy Bayer
Billie Williams
Barbara Wakefield
Suska Davis
Caryn Serra
Karen Janowitz
Gail Gosney-Wrede
Jim Bamberger
Patricia Dickason
Cathy Wasserman
Scott Stevens
Chris Richardson
Hilary Seidel
Joshua brown
Nancy Hamilton
Fred Klemmer
Rob Richards
Jim Cooper
Harmon Eaton
Gwen Chase
Tina Congdon
Amanda Ford
Lorrie Eaton
Harmon Eaton
Carl See
Jill Esbeck
Randee Gibbons
Kathy Baros Friedt
Stacey Waterman-Hoey
Rosa Gimson
Amy Buckler
Debe Edden &
The Heartsparkle Players
Daryl A. Rodrigues
Jodi Kunkel
Meghan Murphy
Emmett O’Connell
Pat Sonnenstuhl
Patricia
Nickolas De bem
Hannah Antokol
Deborah Johnson
Reiko Callner
Madeline Morgan
Steffani Powell
Mary W. Ybarra
Kylie Phillips
Diana Finch
Beth Rossing
Alec Clayton
Gabi Clayton
Nancy Brickell
Bobbie Adams
Joshua Alefteras
Cameron Combs
Leeann Tourtillott
Nausheen Kasmani
Julie Bennett
Ramona Hinkle
Sam Merrill
R Peggy Smith
Cailin MacCionnath
Jean Ciallella
Tim Kenney
Judith Barnes
Maureen Fitzgerald
Roger Cummings
Diana Yu
Diane Klein
Judy Konopaski
Robert F. W. Whitlock
Lynn Urstadt
Donna Mayer
Allen Roth
Jessica M. Giffin
Tyra Lindquist
Christine Wells
Ryan Todd
Kris Klohe
David Deitz
Uli Johnson
Heather Reed
Ricki Kahn
Noreen Ryckman
Barbara K Burke
Laura Hurtado-Webb
Maureen Fitzgerald
Sharon L. Versteeg
Jinny Beekmann
Vanessa Charles
Carin Christy
Jo Ann Mitchell Young
Bernadette Farrell
Jami Heinricher
Sally Bergquist
Amanda Eaton
Maureen Canny
Marilyn Gisser
Polly Taylor
Cheryl Waitkevich
Eleanor van Noppen
Catherine Dawdy
Alice M. Curtis
Ned Hayes
Lois Beck
Melinda Holman
Christopher E. van Daalen
Randi Miller
Shelley Brown
Rosemary Barnhart
Susi O’bryan
Maureen McLemore
Glenn Blackmon
Juliet VanEenwyk
Darcy Huffman
Karen Jackson
Selena Kilmoyer
Molly Gilmore
Marco Rosaire Rossi
Rodney M. Cate
Paula Gerstmann
Abby Gross
Robert L. Smith
Barbara Branstetter
Dorothy C. Smith
E.J. Zita
Harriet Trobman
Paul Seabert
Virginia Clifford
Debby Johnson
Cobie Whitten
Larry Berebitsky
Matthew Taron
Audrey M. Henley
Anne Wilson
Kimberley Hart
Doreen Garcia
Jackson Sillars
Jill Esbeck
Susan Kirkpatrick
Jessi Goodman
Linda Young
Todd Bellamy
Michele Penberthy
Anne Hundley
Sierra Brown
Pat Hains
Kyle Cronk
Julie Montgomery
Lisa Spector
Russell Hollander
Pamela Gentile-Friedman
Jonathan Levy-Wolins
Stacy Hirsch
Linda Blustein
Linda Rubin
Doreen Garcia
Anna Marroquin
Kathy S Dreiblatt
Julie Kinn
Cathy Smith
Whitney Holm
Evan Hirsch, MD
Alison Baker
Lisa Strange
Susan Noble
Lynne Stockwell
Sarah Clinton
Lisa Beckley
Carrie Ziegler
Mary Carlson
Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Olympia, WA
Marcia Haggerty
Paul Knox
Gail Pollock
Leslie Goldstein
Kristi Rutledge
Leslie Cushman
Noelle
Patty
JennyAnn Wheeler
Barbara Gomez
Huguens Jean
David Hanig
Darby
Ella
Joesph Marcus
Keri-Anne Jetzer
Camille Kettel
Bobbi Hickox
Madelyn Schwartz
Patrick Nagle
Executive Board First Church of Christ, Scientist
Lisa Rayburn
Valerie Smith
Lisa Hoffman-Reyes
Mac Stein
Lisa Ornstein

Panel 2

Communities of Faith