ROME -- Pope Francis' encyclical letter is a dire warning on the disastrous state of "our common home."
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Can we consciously reframe this deep need for agency in ways that align with life? Can we shift from control as the primary expression of power to experience power as co-creating with nature?
By Carol Smaldino, CSW
Commentary on David Brooks' op-ed "The New Humanism" in The New York Times on Monday, March 7, 2011.
According to David Brook...
To be therapeutic, addressing our differences must include seeking truth, both the subjective and the factual. This can only be done when we see our own mistakes, and recognize how much in common we all have.
No matter how much we feel we care about our planet, to be confronted with the parts of ourselves that we may have amputated can be more alarming than anything else.
We need to listen to our own intolerance and prejudice and to the hatred that kills through taunting. We won't learn anything about any of it unless we understand why we hate and from where it comes.
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