charter for compassion

Spread the word, the Charter for Compassion, Karen Armstrong’s TED wish is launched today. Read about it and take action, sign the charter to show your support.

Here’s a snipit:

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. …

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. …

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. …

Enjoy!

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