cure for a groaning world?

[Passing on this quotation from the MCC Ottawa Office newsletter]

We need to take more seriously the immense impact of our own empathy, of our own engagement – of our responsibility both to comfort those who suffer and to awaken those who suffer from too much comfort. Just as the oppressed must be made whole, so too must the complacent…The cure that a world groaning from emptiness needs most is a grassroots conspiracy of authenticity, implemented by transactions of selfless beauty,”

– Payam Akhavan, In Search of a Better World: A human rights odyssey, 333-334.

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