Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Compassion a shared value

Oprah's Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Karen Armstrong

From: http://charterforcompassion.org/global-compassion-movement

"Twelve Steps to Compassion" aired Sunday, December 1 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Oprah Winfrey sat down with bestselling author and TED prize winner Karen Armstrong who shares her groundbreaking insights into the world’s great religions.  Karen revealed the thread that she says is common to all the world’s great religions:  compassion.  In our perilously divided world, she says we need to live more compassionately now more than ever.  In her book:  Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen outlines simple practices anyone can follow to make a lifelong commitment to a more harmonious world.

A Compassionate Mentor

We mourn Nelson Mandela.  We celebrate him.  We owe him our gratitude because he taught us about compassion, forgiveness, reconciliation and how to weather the storm with honesty and dignity. The Charter for Compassion joins the people of South Africa, our two city initiatives in Cape Town and Johannesburg and our South African partners in recognizing that we have been blessed to have walked in his shadow.