(Video) Karen Armstrong makes her TED Prize wish: the Charter for Compassion

For those of you who do not know Karen Armstrong, get introduced. She is a provoking, candid, voice for spirituality and harmony between religious ideologies that have lost their way.

Excerpt from Ted.com
As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions — Islam, Judaism, Christianity — have been diverted from the moral purpose they share: to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact. People want to be religious, she says; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion — to help restore the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) as the central global religious doctrine. To brainstorm on this wish and get involved, visit TEDPrize.org >> (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 21:27.)

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Scott K Smith
TheSacredOther blog and The Temple Well of LA.

 

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