TED Prize

Creating a compassionate world: Roundup of TEDPrize@UN

On Nov. 18, TEDsters gathered at the UN to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Charter for Compassion — Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize Wish. The event, TEDPrize@UN featured talks on compassion by a number of fascinating speakers.

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Photos from the event:

Karen Armstrong: “We need to apply the Golden Rule globally. It’s not just a nice thing to do; it’s essential to our survival.”

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: “Compassion is our mandate. It is, and must be, the purpose for which we all live.”

Chade-Meng Tan talks about how to foster compassion in a corporate setting.

Pakistani musician Salman Ahmad plays “Open Your Eyes.”

Krista Tippett: “What is compassion? Compassion is a spiritual technology. Humanity needs this technology as much as the other technologies that connect us.”

Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell: “Compassion is, at its heart, something deeply personal.”

Fred Luskin: “Compassion comes from the recognition that all of us are vulnerable.”

(All photos credit: Alison Wright)