Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong (born 14 November 1944) is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, she went from a conservative to a more liberal and mystical Christian faith. She attended St Anne’s College while in the convent and majored in English. She would become disillusioned and leave the convent in 1969. She first rose to prominence in 1993 with her book A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Her work focuses on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule. From Wikipedia

Wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Armstrong

Book page at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Karen-Armstrong/e/B000AQ72VE

Charter for Compassion page
http://charterforcompassion.org/

Videos

TED Talk  Mar 2008  21:27
2008 TED Prize wish: Charter for Compassion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJMm4RAwVLo

Berkley Center, Georgetown Univ  Nov 2009  1:08:44
Charter for Compassion Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlfILv1oOio

Charter for Compassion April 2010  1:17:17
Religion and Ethics in the Modern World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoI5p2bpZCM

U C Television Santa Barbara  June 2010    55:50
An Evening with Karen Armstrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftuw-kZ8fac

Center for International and Regional Studies  March 2011  59:47
“The Core of our Religious Traditions”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u3uPH9sr7c

Simon Frazier Univ Centre for Dialogue  Mar 2012  49:17
“What is Religion?” Feature Lecture (Karen Armstrong)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp4ZaNpU-nY

Simon Frazier Univ Centre for Dialogue  Mar 2012  24:45
State of the Charter for Compassion Address
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-E1vvnPUQw&list=PLB8F5FF1BB6E60A6F&index=5

Simon Frazier Univ Centre for Dialogue  Mar 2012  49:17  1:53:52
Full Program – Karen Armstrong Public Lecture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JbBzDLbpWE&list=PLB8F5FF1BB6E60A6F

Simon Frazier Univ Centre for Dialogue  Mar 2012  49:17  1:05:36
2012 Jack P. Blaney Award with Karen Armstrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60rf4VvUcuw&list=PLB8F5FF1BB6E60A6F&index=7

Chautauqua Institute  April 2012  1:18:32
The Theology of Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W49YJHGaOM

Chautauqua Institute  April 2012   1:12:54
Ancient Iran, Its Links With Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKyoO5A8DLs

Brookings Institute  May 2012   7:32
Karen Armstrong on the clash between faith and modernity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3SS7Oge1Gk

Chautauqua Institute  July 2012  1:19:56
Pakistan: A Modern Dilemma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egXJzRj6E-8

St Paul’s Cathedral  Oct 2012  1:32:47
The Case for God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEoAdopw_-A

Action for Happiness  April 2013  1:27:37
Karen Armstrong on Compassion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Vl2J357Co

CSPAN June 2013  1:21:02
Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09TI5CHQuac

Indonesia Public Lecture  Aug 2013  2:35:50
“The Message Of Compassion”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l52SQkGQ-YY

Chautauqua Institute  Aug 2013  1:15:04
Pursuit of Happiness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_ak5pAbSU

History Channel  Nov 2013  1:30:14
A History of God (A Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJkNs512Lsk

Qurtuba Institute  Nov 2013 1:23:55
The Scapegoat: Is Religion Really Violent?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj4ifYcLIr4

Williams College  2014  23:22
Karen Armstrong, Baccalaureate Speaker 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVcLceBuAM4

McGill University  June 2014  12:34
McGill 2014 honorary doctorate address
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZux4q7x-8

Chautauqua Institute  Aug 2014  1:19:56
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3-HF6-f-Wk