At Raptim, we applaud the work of our religious clients and admire their relentless commitment to helping those in need. Read about Karen Armstrong’s inspirational reflection on the roots of compassion in the world’s great religious traditions. Compassion embodies a great cross-religious promise, she argues, to turn religion from a source of conflict into a source of peace in the world.If religion is not about believing things, Karen Armstrong asks, then what is it about? In her studies, she found that religion is about behaving differently.“Instead of deciding whether or not you believe in God,” she says, “first you do something. You behave in a committed way and then you begin to understand the truths of religion.” Center stage in this practice is given to compassion. This holds true for each of the world’s great religious traditions.