Karen Armstrong, FRSL, OBE, is an English author and former Catholic nun who has written multiple books on the subject of comparative religions, particularly regarding the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Post-9/11, she became an advocate for Muslims and has spoken in front of both the US Congress and the UN regarding religious issues. Upon winning the 2008 TED Prize, she used the opportunity to create the Charter for Compassion, a document around which religious leaders can work together to create peace.
World renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong spent seven years in a Roman Catholic convent searching for God. It wasn't until after she left that she found him. Watch as she reflects on her spiritual journey and find out why she says the Biblical God is only a starter kit to faith.
Best-selling author Karen Armstrong shares some thoughts on God with Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, Minn. Armstrong's most recent book is "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence.