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Charter for Compassion

Catholic School President On A Mission To Designate First 'Compassionate University'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Since she was installed as president of Spalding University, Tori Murden McClure has encouraged students and faculty to feed the hungry and repa...

What Ferguson Needs Is Compassion: Faith Leaders

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Lilly Fowler | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (RNS) Some might argue that if there is one thing this city could use more of right now, it’s compassion. Even before civil unrest surf...

Daily Meditation: A Case For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 2)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer an...

A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 1)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer an...

Bob Thurman And Karen Armstrong Speak About Compassion On Global Spirit

Stephen Olsson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion

We call Global Spirit the first “internal travel” series, because the topics and the discussions so often lead to a kind of inner exploration. U...

The Surprising Progress Of The Charter For Compassion

Karen Armstrong | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Karen Armstrong

When the Charter for Compassion was launched in November 2009, I didn't know that by 2012 more than 85,000 people would have affirmed it online or that we would have 150 active partners around the world.

WATCH LIVE: Karen Armstrong On The State Of The Charter For Compassion

Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion

On March 22, for the first time ever, Armstrong will present the “State of the Charter for Compassion,” highlighting the progress made around...

It Doesn't Take Much: Join Me In Battling Hunger In East Africa

Djimon Hounsou | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Djimon Hounsou

Those living in hunger are still living in desperation and their numbers are growing every day. It doesn't take much. Organizations like Oxfam make it so easy to help.

Why Include Interfaith Children In Interfaith Dialogue?

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith children, natural experts in this field, have not been officially welcomed, whether in high-level interfaith dialogue between religious institutions or in more local grassroots interfaith activism.

TED Talks: Krista Tippett On Redefining 'Compassion' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Compassion has a problem. According to journalist Krista Tippett, the idea's meaning has been, "Hollowed out in our culture ... it's seen as a squishy...

Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps Of Compassion To Change The World

Bryan Maygers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bryan Maygers

All too frequently, religious believers often act in opposition to the core message of their faiths and nonbelievers vilify religion as the source of many of the world's problems.

WATCH: TED Partners With United Nations To Celebrate 'Charter For Compassion' (VIDEO, LIVE BLOG)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

TEDPrize@UN recognized the one-year anniversary of Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion Thursday, Nov. 18 with a celebratory TED talk at the Unite...

The Antidote to Intolerance? Amplifying the Voice of Compassion

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Novogratz

At a time when religious intolerance is creeping into public consciousness, now is an important moment to highlight Karen Armstrong, who won the TED Prize in 2008, and then made her wish to create a Charter for Compassion.

9/11 And Compassion: We Need It Now More Than Ever

Karen Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karen Armstrong

It is time to combat the ignorance that inspires hatred and fear. We have seen the harm religious chauvinism can do; now let us bear witness to the power of compassion.

Eat, Pray, Love ... Serve? The Religious Mandate for Compassion

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Now that she has reached the mountaintop of fame, I hope the author of Eat, Pray, Love will find meaning and fulfillment of a deeper kind by borrowing one word more from MLK: "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."

Bringing Compassion to the Middle East

Karen Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karen Armstrong

It has long been clear to me that unless we learn to apply the Golden Rule globally, treating all people as we would wish to be treated ourselves, we are unlikely to have a viable world to hand on to the next generation.

WaPo 'On Faith': The World's Cup Runneth Over With Compassion | Peter Storey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As we proudly welcome hundreds of thousands of fans to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first world football championship tournament held on African soil,...

Why do We Need the Charter for Compassion?

Karen Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Armstrong

Through the Charter, we need to make the compassionate voice of religion a potent force in our troubled world and develop a moral discourse to counter those that speak of hatred and disdain.

9 Ways To Show Your Gratitude On Thanksgiving Day

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Favorite Turkey Recipe? Check. Special occasion dishes and gravy boat? Check, check. Ways to express your gratitude this Thanksgiving? Don't worry, we...

The Charter For Compassion: Read, Affirm, Share

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Novogratz

Today, the culmination of more than a year's work was unveiled as the Charter for Compassion was officially introduced in Washington, D.C. Read the Charter and join people around the world in affirming it.

Do Unto Others... (VIDEO)

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

Chris Anderson, Curator of TED, said at the launch of the Charter for Compassion, "This is not about kumbaya

Chautauqua Institution Spotlights Compassion

Amy Novogratz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Novogratz

We hope that thousands of leaders from all religions, will agree to the Charter for Compassion, add their signatures and address their congregations on compassion.

Charter for Compassion to Be Introduced in September

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Novogratz

This September, a group of Nobel Laureates including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will participate in a conversation on compassion at the Dalai Lama Center in Vancouver.

Why is the Charter for Compassion so Important?

Karen Armstrong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Armstrong

Each one of the world religions has developed its own version of the Golden Rule and maintained that this is the prime religious duty.