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Image“Religion isn’t about believing something, it’s about behaving” says Karen Armstrong, author, critical thinker and former nun.  Years of study, hours of debate alone really don’t count for much. One can’t fully understand spiritual principals without putting them into real-world practice. 

In this fascinating TED talk, Armstrong identifies compassion as the common thread of every major religion, and the way to enter into the presence of Divinity.

She distills compassion down to its simplest denominator: The Golden Rule.  Armstrong urges us to reclaim faith, which may have been high-jacked by secularism, to live by the Golden Rule on a daily and global level and to sign the Charter of Compassion.