FESTIVAL WELCOME & LAUNCH
Leader of Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council launched the Compassionate City Awards in 2018.The Council’s commitment to being a Compassionate City with a strong economy is part of its vision to be a city of wellbeing where everyone is included. Gloria Kimberley interviews Councillor Blake about what this means in practical terms for Leeds and how the Festival supports this vision.
COMPASSION AT ALL LEVELS: Personal, Societal, & Environmental
Keynote address by Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar grew up as a Jain monk in India and is known as ‘The Peace Pilgrim’ for walking from the grave of Ghandi to the grave of Kennedy in aid of world peace in the early 1960’s. He is also an environmental activist and ecologist who co-founded Schumacher College and the Network of Wellbeing, is editor of Resurgence Magazine and is the author of several books including “Soil, Soul Society” and “You Are Therefore I Am”. Satish has been a life long practitioner of Compassion.
Reserve your virtual seat today, and do check out our ‘Six Ways to a Kinder World’ themes in the full events timetable at kinderleeds.org. Our whole festival week will show how the good people of Leeds are nurturing KINDNESS TO SELF, KINDER RELATIONSHIPS, KINDER BUSINESS, KINDER SPACES, KINDER COMMUNITIES and being KINDER TO OUR PLANET.