Karen Armstrong Book Clubs Invited to Public Lecture

Groups are invited to form book clubs to read and discuss Karen Armstrong’s best-selling book “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life,” and register their interest in attending a keynote lecture during her visit to Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue in March 2012.

Karen Armstrong is one of the most provocative thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world. In 2008, she was awarded the TED Prize in support of her call for the creation of a “Charter of Compassion," a document now endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.
 
Armstrong’s keynote lecture will focus on the topic of compassion, as covered in her influential book, "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life." Book clubs can access 40% discounts on book orders and a facilitation guide to support their discussions leading up to the event.
 
Interested book clubs should take the following time-sensitive steps:
 
1) Register your book club immediately by following this link. The earlier you register, the higher priority access you will be provided to this event (final deadline Jan 15).
 
2) Download the facilitation guide for Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life from Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion website.
 
3) Confirm your membership and order books. Follow SFU's special instructions to receive a 40% discount on all orders greater than $200.
 
4) Wait for SFU's invitation email in January 2012. This will provide instructions for up to 10 members from your book club to receive priority registration for Armstrong’s keynote lecture, as well as details about the location and time of this event.
 
For more information about Karen Armstrong’s background and her visit to Metro Vancouver, please see www.sfu.ca/armstrong.
 

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