Can The World's Religions Be A Harmonious Force? A Conversation With Karen Armstrong: In 2008, Karen Armstrong won a TED Prize and started the Charter for Compassion. The project aims to unite the religions of the world as a "force for harmony." That means embedding the Golden Rule as the core value of religious doctrine. Why is this so important now? If the effort succeeds, what outcome does Armstrong anticipate? What will it take to unite the religions of the world toward a common goal?