Interview with Karen Armstrong

Following the symposium Different, and then? 29 November at the VU, NieuwWij interviewed the keynote speaker and VU honorary doctor Karen Armstrong.

11/22/2018 | 4:20 PM

“Compassion is essential to our survival” says the British religion expert Jolanda Breur of NieuwWij. Is compassion an antidote to our global problems? According to Karen Armstrong, it is our only chance of averting global catastrophe. At the end of November, the British historian of religion will present the annual Compassion Prize on VU Amsterdam: “I am hoping that there will be some international initiatives,” she says.

Read the interview here.

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