On February 28, 2008 Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for help creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion. Since that day, thousands of people have contributed to the process so that on November 12, 2009 the Charter will be unveiled to the world.
The Charter for Compassion
After discussing Karen’s wish with the TED community, interfaith groups, and others, the Charter for Compassion has developed into a broader, more innovative, and more modern movement.
The writing of the Charter is open to people all around the world, of all faith traditions, nationalities, languages, and backgrounds. The online writing took place in late Fall 2008. In February 2009 the words of the world were collected and given to the Council of Conscience, a gathering of high-level religious leaders and thinkers, who are now crafting the final document. The Charter will then be launched in a spectacular way in November 2009.
Watch here Karen Armstrong's inspiring TED Prize wish speech: