I’ve often been inspired by the TED website. It’s a fridge magnet for intelligent reflection on just about anything.

Today, someone sent me a suggestion to check out what Karen Armstrong is doing at It is hoping to be a world wide movement, engaging great religions to reflect and reaffirm their common core values and inviting both secular and religious to spread the spirit of the charter through acts of compassion.

“The Charter will proclaim a principle embraced by every faith, and by every moral code. It is often referred to as The Golden Rule. The Golden Rule requires that we use empathy — moral imagination — to put ourselves in others’ shoes. We should act toward them as we would want them to act toward us. We should refuse, under any circumstance, to carry out actions which would cause them harm.”

What’s equally interesting to the cause is that it is a prize winner sponsored by TED, a competition of sorts, where annually the great thinkers and do-ers of the world are invited to submit their “wish to change the world.” This is TED and its partners igniting great ideas by selecting 3 award winners and providing them with support to make their wishes happen.

Take a look at and be inspired.


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