The 21st annual Festival of Faith will address pathways to nonviolence.
So, what is the world you want to live in? It seems that the first step each one of us can do is simple. It just takes the decision to do it. Transforming our passion into compassion.
A gray zone, according to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), is a place where Muslims have rejected an "us-versus-them" world of belief and unbelief that puts the caliphate in the right and the "crusader coalition" in the wrong.
These "economies" of people coming together to create, share, give, and add value are spreading organically around the globe as more and more members of all generations strive to create a world where everyone can participate and all can thrive.
While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.
One of the core tenets of the postmodern theory that swept through academia since the middle of the last century was an assertion of moral relativism.
While the West has taken for granted the cultural complexity it has built over the centuries, it should not assume that everyone is ready to assimilate into it without proper guidance.