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On February 28, 2008 acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Karen Armstrong received the TED Prize and made a wish-to help create, launch, and propagate a Charter for Compassion. After much work and the contribution of thousands of people. the Charter was unveiled to the world on November 12, 2009.
Karen Armstrong's book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life seems to lend itself well to book clubs -- and within those book clubs - to inspiring change - to compassion. There were 63 book clubs alone organized in the Vancouver area in the year leading up to the 12 Days of Compassion with Karen Armstrong events.
We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world. We believe that a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they wish to be treated--with dignity, equity and respect. We believe that all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and that it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.