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Peter Storey: "The World's Cup runneth over with compassion"

Posted By Emily McManus

In the Washington Post today, Peter Storey, one of the architects of the Charter for Compassion, shares his thoughts on the eve of the World Cup in his home of South Africa. Just last month, a plaque of the Charter, which was inspired by Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish, was installed by Archbishop Desmond […]

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Charter for Compassion plaques now available

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

When Karen Armstrong was given one wish to change the world through the TED Prize, she wished for the creation of a Charter for Compassion. On November 12th, the charter was unveiled to the world, after months of collaborative effort and multi-denominational participation. At launch, over 60 plaques bearing the charter were hung in significant […]

 

TED and Reddit interview Karen Armstrong

Posted By Matthew Trost

With the launch of the Charter for Compassion, it’s the TED Blog’s pleasure to unveil Karen Armstrong‘s responses to the top 10 questions asked and voted on by the TED and Reddit community. (See all the questions users asked.) She covers the nature of compassion, the history of the conflict in the Middle East, and […]

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Charter for Compassion launches!

Posted By Emily McManus

This morning at 10am, Karen Armstrong unveiled the powerful text of the Charter for Compassion — the culmination of her 2008 TED Prize wish. Read and affirm the text of the Charter for Compassion >> The Charter for Compassion asks that people of all religions and moral codes to recognize the core value we share […]

 

Countdown to the Charter for Compassion on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

In February 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made her wish — to create a Charter for Compassion, a document about the core shared value of every world religion and moral code, the Golden Rule. This document will be released to the world on November 12, the result of months of collaborative work […]

 

Ask Karen Armstrong anything!

Posted By Matthew Trost

Ask her anything >> Religious thinker Karen Armstrong has written more than 20 books on faith and the major religions, studying what Islam, Judaism and Christianity have in common, and how our faiths shaped world history and drive current events. She argues that compassion is the core, fundamental idea behind the three Abrahamic religions, and […]

 

Let's revive the Golden Rule: Karen Armstrong on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Weeks from the Charter for Compassion launch, Karen Armstrong looks at religion’s role in the 21st century: Will its dogmas divide us? Or will it unite us for common good? She reviews the catalysts that can drive the world’s faiths to rediscover the Golden Rule. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK.Duration: 09:55) Twitter URL: […]

 

Twitter Snapshot: Karen Armstrong and the charter for compassion

Posted By TED Guest Author

Minutes ago, religious scholar Karen Armstrong, winner of a 2008 TED Prize, spoke about her wish, The Charter for Compassion, to the audience at TEDGlobal 2009. The Charter aims to bring the golden rule back into a global focus. Currently, religious leaders of many faiths are working together in crafting this document for peace, which […]

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Writing the Charter for Compassion: The Council of Conscience meets in Geneva

Posted By Tedstaff

Cross-posted to the TED Prize blog: Last week, an amazing group of religious thinkers and leaders, the Council of Conscience, met outside of Geneva to finalize the Charter for Compassion. Previously called the Council of Sages, the group consists of individuals from the five major religions and almost every continent. The Councilors spent two days […]

 

4 great talks for International Women's Day

Posted By Emily McManus

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]

 

Explain Science Commons in 2 minutes? Yes we can.

Posted By Emily McManus

Via boingboing: Director Jesse Dylan made the beautiful video for Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion (as well as a little something called “Yes We Can.” Now he has created an elegant 2-minute clip for Science Commons, explaining why this is a Good Thing. Watch and learn: