My Wish: The Charter for Compassion

Karen Armstrong

Former nun and religious thinker Karen Armstrong has found that “the Golden Rule is at the core of every religious tradition: do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you.” She says, “Compassion, the ability to feel with the other, is not only the test of any true religiosity it is also what will bring us into the presence of what Jews, Christians, and Muslims call God.” In this speech, Armstrong calls for help to make religion a force for harmony.