Karen Armstrong makes her TED Prize wish: the Charter for Compassion Video on TED.com
When she went to Jerusalem to work, she discovered that she didn’t know anything about other religions except Christianity. So she had studied them deeply, which made her see in a different view, what religions really mean. The word, ‘belief’, itself is meant originally to love but religion is not about believing but about behaving differently. We don’t know this real meaning of religion, that’s why we are living in a world where religion has been hijacked by the human ego and human greed. However, if we understand that every religion is aiming for the same teaching, which is Compassion: do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you, we can overcome not only any religious conflict, but also social defect between each country. There is a yearning for change in many countries and people still want to be religious. Therefore, religion should be the center of leading harmony in the world as we follow the core teaching of every tradition, which is do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you.