Karen Armstrong is one of the great contributors to the interfaith scene with a substantial list of written works. Armstrong received the $100,000 TED Prize in February 2008. She used that occasion to call for the creation of a Charter for Compassion, which was unveiled the following year. In short, Armstrong puts her money where her mouth is. Armstrong is a clear thinker. She sits or has sat on a substantial mix of different faith (yes faith not interfaith) organisations. Clearly, she has the confidence of a broad spectrum of faith traditions. Out of her own personal experience has come a substantial body of work and, in more recent times, something which Armstrong hopes will have a greater on-the-ground effect across the world --- Charter for Compassion.