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Tag Archives: dehumanization
by Kathie MM The value of empathy—putting oneself in the shoes of others, trying to feel their pain—has been recognized for centuries by all major religions and countless philosophers and human rights advocates. Empathy is seen as the major path to … Continue reading →
Racists can call Martin Luther King a lot of nasty names and some refuse to honor the federal holiday honoring him, but the man is a icon of moral engagement. We need such icons. So what is moral engagement anyway? … Continue reading →
by Charles Eisentstein The way we see and treat someone is a powerful invitation for them to be as we see them. See someone as deplorable, and even their peace overtures will look like cynical ploys. Distrust generates untrustworthiness. On … Continue reading →
by Charles Eisenstein The dehumanization of the Other that happens in war, racism, and genocide is no different from any reduction of the sacred to the profane. It is the same mentality that informs the reduction of nature from a … Continue reading →