The Charter for Compassion is an inspired idea to create a charter to celebrate compassion and to promote a new collaboration between the world’s major religions. Here is a short video about it. Karen Armstrong, an insightful writer on comparative religion dreamed up this idea and TED has helped her to make it a reality.
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This week millions of Muslims, Christians, and Jews will be sent an email inviting them to visit the site and offer their words for inspiring the world to focus on what the great religions share, as opposed to what divides them.
The Charter will accumulate world-wide input for next four weeks, select the best contributions with the help of a council of sages, made up of religious thinkers and leaders, and craft the world’s words into the final version of the Charter.
The document will not only speak to the core ideas of compassion but will also address the actions each of us can take to bring these ideas into the world more fully.
The Charter’s hope is to:
“show that the voice of negativity and violence so often associated with religion is the minority and that the voice of compassion is the majority. Through the participation of the grassroots, people around the world will expect more out of religious leaders and one another. In doing so, the Charter will shift conceptions of religion for all people.”
Help create the Charter for Compassion and aid the world in thinking differently about religion.