On Wednesday, March 16,
2011, the Manitoba Buddhist Temple welcomed
multi-faith groups from around Winnipeg to learn more
about Karen Armstrong's "Charter for Compassion."
In 2008, Karen Armstrong
won a prize to make her dream of a charter for
compassion a reality. The Charter was crafted by
people of different faiths from all over the world.
It wanted to change toe conversation so that
compassion becomes a key word in private and public
discourse, making it clear that any ideology that
breeds hatred or contempt, be it religious or
secular, has failed the test of our time.
The night featured a
video from Buddhist Tenzin Robert Thurman, guest
speakers and shared conversation from the different
multi-faiths in attendance.
Guest speakers included
Sensei Fredrich Ulrich of the Manitoba Buddhist
Temple, Bllquis Khan, and Rev. Angie Desrochers-Emond
Thanks to Lynda Trono for
her good work organizing this event.
Now, more than ever, the time is right for the world to focus on compassion.
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