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The Dynamics of Compassion

Robert Koehler has asked his readers to send him stories of compassionate conflict resolution, so that we might learn peacemaking as we learn everything else: mimetically, through human models. He starts with a story of how kindness rather than belligerence helped a drunken man to calm down and open his heart. Do you have a story to share?

Dear Pope Francis

Matthew Distefano welcomes Pope Francis to the United States with open arms and encourages him to keep on preaching a message of compassion for the poor, inclusion for everyone, and responsibility on climate change.

ISIS’s Anti-Islamic Theology of Rape

Isis's "theology of rape" is "anti-Islamic because it goes against the very Mercy and Compassion that is the nature of Islam’s theology of God," Adam Ericksen explains. Would the "Most Gracious, Most Merciful" have us respond to violence with violence of our own?