Karen Armstrong: 2008 TED Award "Let’s build a Charter for Compassion"

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Karen Armstrong is a provocative, original thinker on the role of religion in the modern world.

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Here is Karen Armstrong’s talk on accepting the 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 as the central global religious doctrine.

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Read the transcript >>

Worth the listen!

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