November 22, 2010

Karen Armstrong, the TED Prize and the Charter for Compassion

This picture was taken from the 30th floor of the UN Millennium Hotel in New York City, where a couple Tricyclers were fortunate enough to get together with Karen Armstrong, a historian of religion and recent TED Prize winner, to talk about her latest project The Charter for Compassion. The conversation covered topics ranging from the value of pluralism in the world today to what Armstrong finds so compelling about the Buddha. Keep your eyes peeled for the interview.

The next day we were at the United Nations for a TEDPrize@UN event to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Charter for Compassion. Speakers at the event included Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Dr. Fred Luskin, Krista Tippett, Chade-Meng Tan, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, and Karen Armstrong. The speakers were followed by a musical performance from Salman Ahmad.

Everybody was fantastic, covering topics from the science of forgiveness to corporate compassion and profits to specific, touching stories of what compassion looks like on the ground. You can see them all in the video below. Enjoy!

Share with a Friend

Email to a Friend

Already a member? Log in to share this content.

You must be a Tricycle Community member to use this feature.

1. Join as a Basic Member

Signing up to Tricycle newsletters will enroll you as a free Tricycle Basic Member.You can opt out of our emails at any time from your account screen.

2. Enter Your Message Details

Enter multiple email addresses on separate lines or separate them with commas.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.