Karen Armstrong

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Karen Armstrong "spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun in the 1960s, but then left her teaching order in 1969. She earned her Masters in Literature from University of Oxford and taught modern literature at the University of London. She also taught part time at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers. Recently Karen Armstrong has become a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper. Karen’s books include: Holy War, The Crusades and their Impact on Today’s World [1988]; Muhammad, A Biography of the Prophet [1991]; A History of God [1993]; Jerusalem, One City, Three Faiths [1996]; The Battle for God, A History of Fundamentalism [2000]; and Islam, A Short History [2000]. Her books have been translated into forty languages. Since September 11th, Karen has become chiefly known for her work on Islam and Fundamentalism. Karen appears regularly on radio and television to comment on religious affairs in England and the United States, and is a frequent contributor to conferences, panels, newspapers and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic." [1]

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  1. Advisors, Cordoba Initiative, accessed January 2, 2009.
  2. Trustees, One Spirit Learning Alliance, accessed February 5, 2009.
  3. United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Members of the UNAOC High Level Group, organizational web page, accessed April 29, 2013.