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News Release
Friday, March 02, 2018

Compassionate Houston presents Jill Carroll, PH.D.
2018 Keynote Speaker for Annual Luncheon

Houston -Compassionate Houston presents Houston icon Jill Carroll, Ph.D. as the 2018 keynote speaker for their fundraising luncheon benefiting Compassion Week and community awareness. The luncheon will be held on March 16 at The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027. Houston is designated as a Compassionate City and this year’s Compassion Week is April 22 – 28 and will feature city-wide workshops, service projects and a festival. For more information and to RSVP visit:

Dr. Carroll, a dynamic speaker, scholar, writer, teacher and consultant on world religions and religion and public life, will be sharing “what makes us Houston Strong?” with insights and reflections of the compassion that engulfed our region when Hurricane Harvey struck. In addition, she will discuss the challenges to sustain that high level of compassion and what it would require of us to maintain ongoing commitment to our common humanity.

Earning her Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Rice University in 1994, Dr. Carroll later worked as a lecturer and adjunct associate professor at Rice. She has published numerous books and articles in her fields of specialty and has taught these topics for many years in Houston. Dr. Carroll has provided religious diversity training and global skills training for corporations and non-profits. As former executive director of Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance and creator and founding director of the Amazing Faith Dinner Dialogues, she knows our region’s diversity well.


About Compassionate Houston:

 A 501c3 organization formed in 2011 by Rev. Betty Adam and a core of co-founders, it is based upon the Charter for Compassion and is dedicated to growing the compassionate culture of Greater Houston through awareness, education and service. Working with its network of partner non-profits, faith communities and practice groups, it holds an annual Compassion Week featuring city-wide workshops, service projects and a festival. Through its efforts, Houston has been designated as a Compassionate City.

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