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"12 Days of Compassion" Front-Page News

March 27, 2012

The Vancouver Sun has featured a front-page article by Douglas Todd about Karen Armstrong’s “12 Days of Compassion” program as part of the 2012 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue.

“As part of an initiative that is taking her from Pakistan to Jordan, Europe to North America, the former Catholic nun has talked up compassion to thousands at various events across Metro Vancouver…

‘Compassion has nothing to do with feelings. It’s a principled determination to put yourself in other people’s shoes. Never treat others as you would not want to be treated yourself. Discover what gives you pain and then refuse under any circumstances to inflict that pain on anybody else.’ ”

Read the full story here: Todd: Compassion is not ‘soft,’ it’s the key to global survival, acclaimed author insists.