Monday, 2 November 2009

TED Special : Charter for Compassion Countdown



Karen Armstrong
In February 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and called for the creation of a Charter for Compassion to bring together people of different religions and moral codes in a powerful common cause.
The Charter launches November 12, accompanied by thousands of self-organized events, services and sermons.

TED, has given out more details of their upcoming support for the Charter for Compassion,with a call to get involved. I am wrting to say yes - what about  you?


Charter for Compassion
In February 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and called for the creation of a Charter for Compassion to bring together people of different religions and moral codes in a powerful common cause. The Charter launches November 12, accompanied by thousands of self-organized events, services and sermons.

Six advance talks
In advance of the launch, TED are also sharing six short talks on compassion from six different perspectives -- from a Rabbi, an Imam, a Reverend, a Tenzin, a Swami and a secular voice of compassion. TED believes that , 'iogether, these six speakers bear witness to the fact that compassion and the Golden Rule lie at the heart of all religion and all morality. They hope that in the week following the launch, 'thousands of sermons on the nature of compassion will be preached all over the world ... thousands of discussions will be held around dinner tables ... thousands of ideas will be shared.'


75 events worldwide
Over 75 events are currently planned across the globe to help launch the Charter for Compassion.


Get involved?
TED are calling for help to  launch the Charter by attending one of these events or hosting your own; email, blog, write, broadcast, or offer media space for Charter banners, widgets, and videos.

Sounds a plan!

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