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HuffPost:Karen Armstrong’s 12 Steps of Compassion to Change the World 31 January , 2011

Karen Armstrong began her recent talk at the New York Public Library by illustrating the centrality of the Golden Rule in the Abrahamic faiths with a traditional story of Rabbi Hillel.

When asked by a Gentile to explain the entirety of the Torah while standing on one foot, the rabbi readily assented and gave the response, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. The rest is just commentary. Now go and learn.”

With a new book, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, Armstrong continues her efforts to work toward a world that honors this great idea. READ MORE

 

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