Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong

“The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?


Heidi Bruce: One of the things that YES! Magazine covers is how to better bridge divides between seemingly opposed groups. What role can media play in helping people with very different beliefs engage one another in a productive manner?


Karen Armstrong: I think the media has a huge role to play—and has to take quite a responsibility for some of the more divisive aspects in our culture…”


by Heidi Bruce