Karen Armstrong
A Hub Talk & Retreat

May 25, 2018 6:00pm - May 26, 2018 12:00pm
Location: 5341 Owens Court, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Two special events by Karen Armstrong. A talk that discusses the relationship between Divine and human compassion in Islam and a lunch retreat about her book.

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Compassion in Islam—A Talk by Karen Armstrong

May 25, 2018—6:00-8:00pm
Dinner will be provided for guests after the event.
With a musical performance by Salma El-Assal, Aswat Ensemble and Vukani Mawethu 
General Admission $20

Karen Armstrong is among the most original and inclusive speakers on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including A History of God, and sought-after talks examine the differences and the profound similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and their impact on world events. In this talk, Karen will discuss the relationship between Divine and human compassion in Islam. 

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life—A Retreat with Karen Armstrong 

May 26, 2018—10:00am-12:00pm
A light lunch will be provided after the retreat
General Admission $50

Based upon her book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong will share her impassioned vision and practical steps that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking retreat, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. 

A limited amount of tickets will be provided for free for guests who otherwise could not attend. Please contact us at [email protected].