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  • THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

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    AFFIRM the Charter today: http://charterforcompassion...


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    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. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.




    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 acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

    We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings, even those regarded as enemies.

    We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community. Show less
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  • Peace Play

    A variety of videos on the topics of peace, peacemaking and international day of peace topics.
    • Famous Speech by Gandhi - Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 39,522 views
      Audio recording of Gandhi's speech that begins with: "There is an undefinable mysterious power that pervades everything, I feel it though I do not see it."
    • Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 41,986 views
      http://www.ted.com There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the ...
    • Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 80,161 views
      http://www.ted.com Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero ...
    • At the Heart of Peace: International Day of Peace movie - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 15,261 views
      This movie was created by HeartMath in honor of International Day of Peace on Sept. 21st.

      This Peace Day, let's make a difference. Let's work together to spread care and appreciation.

      You can...
    • Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 47,243 views
      http://www.ted.com Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonis...
    • TEDxToronto - Boonaa Mohammed "Kill Them With Love" - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 269,511 views
      TEDxToronto is the official TEDx conference for Toronto, Canada.

      In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, it brings together the city's foremost thought leaders, change makers and everyday people f...
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  • Human Kindness Play

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  • TED Talks Play

    Spreading the message of reconciliation.
    • Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath at TEDxMiddlebury - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 392,790 views
      At TEDxMiddlebury 2013 Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the idea that we can control and manage our lives as counter to our happiness. After considering the true meaning of happiness, Polly highlig...
    • Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 219,354 views
      When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the...
    • Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 94,589 views
      What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions...
    • Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 279,674 views
      The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this en...
    • TEDxRainier - Interfaith Amigos - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 12,461 views
      Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman-now known as the Interfaith Amigos-started working together after 9/11. Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wi...
    • Why young people should go into politics: Stav Shaffir at TEDxTelAvivWomen - Duration: 8 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,651 views
      Stav Shaffir, Israel's youngest member of Knesset who led the social justice protests in 2011, tells the story of her journey from a tent on Rothschild boulevard in Tel Aviv to Israel's legislative...
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  • Compassion 4 Kids Play

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  • Interfaith Compassion Play

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  • Music with a Compassion Theme Play

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  • Karen Armstrong Play

    Karen Armstrong is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. She first rose to prominence in 1993 with her book A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Her work focuses on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule.

    Armstrong received the $100,000 TED Prize in February 2008. She used that occasion to call for the creation of a Charter for Compassion, which was unveiled the following year.

    Armstrong has been called "a prominent and prolific religious historian" and described as "arguably the most lucid, wide-ranging and consistently interesting religion writer today."
    • Karen's TED Prize Talk - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 10,836 views
      As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions -- Islam, Judaism, Christianity -- have been diverted from the moral purpose they share...
    • Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,916 views
      At the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, Karen Armstrong presented her Charter for Compassion. http://dalailamacenter.org
    • Karen Armstrong - Compassion in Action - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,568 views
      When Karen Armstrong visited Vancouver for 12 Days of Compassion, she brought with her a very powerful message: we all have the tools to make this world a more compassionate place. On March 27, she...
    • An Evening with Karen Armstrong - Duration: 55 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 31,024 views
      One of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs, Karen Armstrong discusses the intersection of religion and secularism in contemporary life. She explores the ideas that Islam, Judaism ...
    • Karen Armstrong Lecture - St. John the Divine, April 27, 2010 - Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 8,971 views
      On Wednesday, April 27, Karen joins Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski for a far reaching conversation about religion and ethics in the modern world, and why we must place compassion at the heart of public...
    • Golden Rule Day Kick Off - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,720 views
      Karen Armstrong, founder of the Charter for Compassion, kicks off the week leading up to International Golden Rule Day (April 5, 2011)
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  • Conversations on Compassion Play

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  • Science of Compassion Play

    Many of the videos in this playlist are from "The Empathy and Compassion in Society 2012" conference. The conference asked whether empathy and compassion can be cultivated, and shared case studies in education, health and social care.

    http://compassioninsociety.org

    Video Production by Stephane Lun-Sin (http://www.sixfiftyblue.com)
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