Adult Religious Exploration: Compassion Book Group

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/21/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists

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In a world that needs compassion more than ever, let us be the change we wish to see in the world.

Come to CVUU Next Tuesday the 15th 7pm -8pm for the first meeting of the “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” book discussion group. This group will meet once a month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for an hour to discuss Karen Armstrong’s book “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” and to commit and support each other in cultivating compassion in our daily lives.

We have multiple copies of the book available at CVUU for those who need one. We will read one chapter a month. For this first meeting, there is no need to read anything ahead of time, just bring yourself and the book!

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous other books on religious affairs—including A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, 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.

Read and sign the Charter for Compassion
View the TED Talk