From religious contemplation to activism by Karen Armstrong
by Karen Armstrong, The Washington Post
1 year ago
"When I heard that I won the TED prize, which gives you a wish for a better world, I knew almost immediately what I wanted. I knew immediately because as a historian of religion it has long been a frustration to me that the major religions have all got this central ethic of concern for everybody – this Golden Rule— and all say it’s the heart of their faith
Yet when it comes to participating with one of the chief tasks of our time – building a global community where people of all persuasions can live together in respect – these faiths were looked on as more of a problem than a solution."
Karen Armstrong relects on her journey and the progress of The Charter for Compassion in The Washington Post.