Charter for Compassion

Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion is a collaborative effort to build a peaceful and harmonious global community. In 2008 religious author and scholar Karen Armstrong was a winner of the TED Prize, and since that time TED has been helping her fulfill her desire to create, launch, and propagate an international Charter for Compassion.


Armstrong has described her vision for the Charter as a "clarion call to the world." The project has evolved into a collaborative effort to change the conversation around religion and inspire people of all faiths and the non-religious to come together and help build a more peaceful and harmonious global community.

By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world religions, the Charter for Compassion can inspire people to think differently about religion. This Charter is a collaborative project, and everyone is encouraged to participate. 

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