Charter for Compassion

More and more people around the world from many faith traditions are joining the Charter for Compassion set forth by Karen Armstrong and Desmond Tutu.

AFP reports:

Religious leaders from around the world joined a former nun on Thursday to unveil a Charter for Compassion that urges people to embrace understanding and shun violence.

A website that sprang from a wish Karen Armstrong was granted in 2008 at a prestigious Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference went live Thursday.

“It requires you in your own sphere to work for a more compassionate world,” Armstrong told AFP. “The terrorists and extremists are all highly organized and networked; we must do the same.”

The charter’s growing list of “affirmers” includes the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Queen Noor of Jordan, Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu; author Sir Ken Robinson, and musician Paul Simon.

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