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Effective altruism: Peter Singer at TED2013Effective altruism: Peter Singer at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Moral philosopher Peter Singer starts the last session of TED2013, “A Ripple Effect?” with a shocking video of a 2-year-old girl in China who was hit by a van — and then a second van — and ignored by passers-by as she lay dying in an alley. He asks of the audience: Would you have […]

 

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 […]