Feed Your Brain: Karen Armstrong and Compassion
This TED Talk from historian and writer Karen Armstrong was back in 2008 and she won a prize for her contribution that year, so, chances are, if you are into TED Talks, you’ve seen this one. But just on the off chance that you missed it, check out this video from Karen Armstrong about restoring the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine and building a Charter for Compassion.
I grew up reading and listening to Karen Armstrong’s voice in her books on tape as she was one of my mom’s favorite religious authors when I was in middle and high school. She has written a ton of books, I recommend starting with these three if you haven’t read anything of hers yet:
- “A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”
- “The Case for God”
- “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” (This is a pretty direct follow up her to her TED Talk, so if you appreciate the concept of compassion and the Golden Rule, but don’t want to learn more about the history of religion, start here)
Feed your brain with Karen Armstrong and the topic of compassion. Enjoy.