Bringing Compassion to Religion


Hello all!  This is a great TED talk by Karen Armstrong.  Well worth the time to watch.

Hope this finds all well, enjoy!

Here is her intro…

As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religionsIslam, Judaism, Christianity — have been diverted from the moral purpose they share: to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact. People want to be religious, she says; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion — to help restore the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) as the central global religious doctrine

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