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Description - Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world now gives an impassioned and practical book that can help readers make the world a more compassionate place. Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307742889
ISBN-10: 0307742881
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous other books on religious affairs--including A History of God, The Battle for God, The Case for God, Islam, Buddha, and The Great Transformation--and two memoirs, Through the Narrow Gate and The Spiral Staircase. Her work has been translated into forty-five languages. She has addressed members of the U.S. Congress on three occasions; lectured to policy makers at the U.S. State Department; participated in the World Economic Forum in New York, Jordan, and Davos; addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and New York; is increasingly invited to speak in Muslim countries; and is now an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In February 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize and recently launched with TED a Charter for Compassion, created online by the general public and crafted by leading thinkers in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion. She lives in London. The author invites you to start a Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Reading Group in your community, school, or workplace. An Organizer's Guide, including tips for starting the group, discussion questions, sample promotional material, and more, can be found online at www.CharterForCompassion.org/Learn/ReadingGroups.

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