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Charter for Compassion

December 8, 2009

Another attempt is made to reach a better human life. Karen Armstrong is launching a project together with the main world religions. After A common Word from Muslims, now a new voice is heard, Charter for Compassion, calling to have compassion to other people. It states: The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. That sounds very familar!

It is based on Torah, based on the common known Golden rule of Hillel:

Once there was a gentile who came before Shammai, and said to him: “Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot. Shammai pushed him aside with the measuring stick he was holding. The same fellow came before Hillel, and Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it.”

Hopefully many would render this practice, and would be drawn closer to Yeshua, the great Example. The One we are in need of. I think his Word of Life is still penetrating global humanity before the Sjofar sounds.