Compassion as a Path to Peace

Broadcast on September 18, 2011
With Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong

Author

KAREN ARMSTRONG is the author of numerous books, including The Case for God, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, and Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Her work has been translated into over fifty languages. She has addressed the U.S. Congress on three occasions, the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and New York, and is an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In 2007, Dr. Armstrong received a medal from the Egyptian government for her services to Islam, the first foreigner to have been awarded this decoration. Other awards include the Four Freedoms Medal for Freedom of Worship by the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Gandhi/King/Ikeda Prize for Community Builders, and the British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize. She is a Trustee of the British Museum and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Literature. She was awarded the TED Prize in 2008 for her vision of a Charter for Compassion (www.charterforcompassion.org) which was crafted by leading thinkers in six of the world’s religions as a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the centre of moral and political life. The Charter for Compassion is now being implemented practically and creatively in countries, cities, schools and businesses throughout the world.

How the Compassion Movement Can Improve and Gain Momentum

Broadcast on July 09, 2015
With Karen Armstrong

In this talk, Karen Armstrong will reveal how the Charter for Compassion came into being and how we can propel the Compassion Movement to an even greater level of success. 

For more resources on putting compassion into action and a summary of the entire Global Compassion Summit, please visit http://theshiftnetwork.com/page/putting-compassion-action

Karen Armstrong

Author

KAREN ARMSTRONG is the author of numerous books, including The Case for God, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, and Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Her work has been translated into over fifty languages. She has addressed the U.S. Congress on three occasions, the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and New York, and is an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In 2007, Dr. Armstrong received a medal from the Egyptian government for her services to Islam, the first foreigner to have been awarded this decoration. Other awards include the Four Freedoms Medal for Freedom of Worship by the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Gandhi/King/Ikeda Prize for Community Builders, and the British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize. She is a Trustee of the British Museum and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Literature. She was awarded the TED Prize in 2008 for her vision of a Charter for Compassion (www.charterforcompassion.org) which was crafted by leading thinkers in six of the world’s religions as a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the centre of moral and political life. The Charter for Compassion is now being implemented practically and creatively in countries, cities, schools and businesses throughout the world.