"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Compassion and Migrants

Compassion - and healing - that's what we need in bucket-loads in this damaged, wounded and suffering world.

There was a very good article in last Saturday's Times newspaper entitled "Think Carefully before joining the back lash on migrants."
Written by the Right Reverend Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington, and addressing the fears of many of us about being "overrun" by migrants from different cultures, it persuasively argues the point that
"the basis of a cohesive society is neither ethnic uniformity nor ethnic diversity for its own sake." Rather, society is held together by compassion for our fellow beings, regardless of their backgrounds. There is a great deal of very real suffering out there which should appall us and it calls for a great deal of compassion. Our fears must not override that compassion, he argues, and that compassion, when shown to the defenceless is a "barometer of the moral health of a society."
Hear hear. This is why I wrote Healing This Wounded Earth: with Compassion, Spirit and the Power of Hope, arguing for and showing the means of achieving such change in our society in all walks of life, Never has the message been more relevant than now.
It's really worth reading what Graham Tomlin has to say if you have access to the full article.
And of course it's worth reading my own book!

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