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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Can we lead with compassion?

As we prepare for the GuruTrack launch, we're seeing more and more opportunities to add life to the living we do on a day-to-day basis.

For every gross of self-promoting wannabees (oh yes, Virginia, there are PLENTY) we spot a true light, and are immediately compelled to share the info.

One such light was sent to us by our friends at TED, Chris Anderson, TED Curator and Amy Novogratz, TED Prize Director who wrote:

At TED2008 in March of this year, TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong was granted a wish to change the world. This is what she asked for:

"I wish that you would help with the creation, launch and propagation of a Charter for Compassion, crafted by a group of leading inspirational thinkers from the three Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and based on the fundamental principles of universal justice and respect."

Since then support for idea has built among numerous religious groups, spiritual leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, and Britain's first female Rabbi Julia Neuberger have joined a special Council to oversee the Charter, and Kluster, a collaborative decision making platform, has built a groundbreaking site that will allow anyone to contribute to the Charter.

Regardless of your religious inclination, the message of driving belief and action via compassion seems so very poignant for those who wish to find the right track to follow, and most importantly, for those who wish to lead.

I agree with Moolies editors that it shouldn't take holding up organized religion as an example or bellweather for this type of movement to gain traction. However, it has to start somewhere, and these folks have huge mailing lists ;)

Please take a few moment in your day today to visit, and contribute your thoughts and energy to this vital process.
And by all means, comment here or link to this to further spread the word.

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