2010 Juliet Hollister Awards Ceremony Honoree
Karen Armstrong has written more than 20 books on faith and the major religions. She is especially known for her study of what Islam, Christianity and Judaism have in common and how our faiths shape world history and drive world events. In 2008 she won the TED Prize and assembled the Charter for Compassion, a document around which religious figures can work together for peace. As part of this process, she gathered together the Council of Conscience, a group of religious leaders and thinkers, who crafted the document which was launched in November 2009. The Juliet Hollister Award is being given to Karen Armstrong because she is a powerful voice for ecumenical understanding.