The Charter for Compassion

I had the privilege of attending a talk by the religious historian Karen Armstrong on her Charter for Compassion the other day in Paris. A former nun, Ms Armstrong is best known for her books on the major world religions.  In 2008, she received the TED prize and was asked to make one wish thatContinue reading “The Charter for Compassion”

The call for feminine leadership

A friend recently related to me a story of how a female colleague of hers, a brilliant and articulate public figure, had been completely overshadowed by the forceful persuasion techniques and aggressive stance of her male interlocuters on a televised debate.  She expressed disappointment in this as the seeming evidence of men’s greater power overContinue reading “The call for feminine leadership”