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There is nothing shocking about this image

There is nothing shocking about this image

There is nothing shocking about this photo.  It is totally predictable for a country at war. Yet that is the wording chosen by the Guardian:  “Shocking image emerges of Syrian child.” And by NPR News:  “A wounded child shocks the world.” And by CBN News:  “Child’s shocking image becomes the face of Syria.” And of course by the Daily Mail:…

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The compassion challenge posed by Jo Cox’s death

The compassion challenge posed by Jo Cox’s death

The killing of MP Jo Cox has profoundly shocked the UK.  The country has been plunged into mourning, heightened by the dedicated way she lived her values of compassion, humanitarianism, equality and public duty. A number of deeply thoughtful articles appeared over the days after her death, situating this devastating tragedy within the dark political mood that…

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How attachment helps us make sense of terrorism

How attachment helps us make sense of terrorism

Paris has again been targeted by terrorists. The loss and fear that travelled its streets in January has been renewed. It was after those January attacks that I last wrote on the topic of terrorism, inspired by the refusal of the people of France to give in to fear. Yet, the human response to terrorism…

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When children’s trauma leads to terrorism

Like millions of others across the world, I sat yesterday watching France reject fear.  It was inspiring to hear tens upon tens of people speak into television cameras saying, “I choose not to be afraid.  We stand together.  Je suis Charlie.  Je suis Ahmed.  Je suis Juif.” Of course, one march does not begin to…

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