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Interactive video lesson plan for: Karen Armstrong: 2008 TED Prize wish: Charter for Compassion

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http://www.ted.com As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions -- Islam, 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 as the central global religious doctrine.

Tagged under: Karen,Armstrong,ted,tedtalks,compassion,global,issues,religion,faith,politics,TEDPrize,collaboration

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