Tuesday, April 26, 2016
While religious intolerance is flaring up in much of the word there is a community in India where Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Jews live with a far greater degree of harmony and gender equality. How does Kerala do it? It begins with an understanding that "When the basic needs of life - food, water, sanitation, housing, education, healthcare - are denied, resentment against the 'other' can fester."
To read more click: God's Own Country
It's a lot easier to have compassion for people who are like us. The greater challenge is to have compassion for those who do not share our ethnicity, language, or culture. But it's going to be a required course for us if we are going to make it through these next decades. Paul Ekman has ideas about how it might be taught.
To read more click: Stranger compassion