Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion comes to the Vancouver Peace Summit

As we mentioned in our last post, Karen Armstrong will be sharing her TED Talks Charter for Compassion at the Vancouver Peace Summit as a special event during Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace. The event also features His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams, Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire.

Armstrong, a former nun, is one of the foremost writers on religion. Through her research she has come to the conclusion that all religions, more or less, are founded on The Golden Rule: Do unto others, as you would have them do onto you (a good summary of the universality of The Golden Rule can be found here).

Armstrong, who is featured in this Vancouver Sun article, realizes that religion has been inextricably linked with violence and oppression, but with her Charter she hopes to share the compassionate ability of the world's religions.

You can watch Armstrong's entire Charter for Compassion with the link provided above or you can watch this brief summary of what she hopes to achieve.

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