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Battle for by Jonathan Leighton

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

What if the fate of our world depended on a similar shift in perspective? Jonathan is the founder and executive director of a new think-and-do tank called the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering, which is dedicated to promoting a compassionate society where the prevention of human and animal suffering is given highest priority. Category: Religion Author : Theodore I. A book that one needs to read even if it's uncomfortable. What if the fate of our world depended on a similar shift in perspective?. The global system is becoming more powerful than the individuals who compose it and we are losing control over our destiny. I grew up in Montreal and studied at Harvard before moving to Switzerland, where I have lived for many years and still maintain my residency.

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The Battle for Compassion

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

These questions recur as we go through life and experience bliss and pain, the passing of time, the kindness and cruelty of our fellow humans, the monotony of routine and the shock of unanticipated change. Sixteen years later, he received the Medal of Honor as a result of his heroism in combat. A strong advocate of human rights, he is currently focusing on new, creative approaches to promoting universal humanitarian values. Sixteen years later, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Dyess led his battalion into combat. The distinction between many religious and non-religious people, equally awed by the outcome, is simply whether they label this something with a name or can understand it as a long series of equations. Six hundred years after Copernicus presented his revolutionary and heretical heliocentric theory, a sunset can still look unexpectedly new. Addressing them honestly requires us to reflect detachedly on who we are, probe the boundaries of ethical thinking, and ask some really big questions.

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The Battle for Compassion

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

Ideally, by shifting the perspective from which we understand our existence, we may find a way to reconcile our desire to enjoy life in an intuitive way with these existential considerations, and use this understanding to have a positive impact on the world. While our instincts usually serve us well in our daily lives, they have also created a terrible mess of our world. Mac on Evolution Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia How conditioned are you to seeing, or rather, not seeing the world? The book draws a broad blueprint for the kind of approaches and thinking that may be needed if we are to salvage a gentler future for our species and others with whom we share our planet. The next day, Dyess was shot and killed. The threats to our existence and the persistence of intense suffering are closely intertwined issues with similar underlying causes. It's really astounding how it ties together different subject areas, and it's written in a very readable way.

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the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe New York: Algora Publishing, 2011 takes a sweeping, brutally honest look at such basic questions as who we are, what matters, where we are headed and what we can do about it. We are living in a uniquely critical period in the Earth's history. This book is a reflection on these pivotal questions and an attempt to offer some answers. What or how do we perceive the world though filters we are not aware of? The threats to our existence and the persistence of intense suffering are closely intertwined issues with similar underlying causes. Synthesizing recent thinking from science, philosophy, psychology and economics with the author’s own reflections on freedom, identity and morality, The Battle for Compassion offers a fresh, sweeping perspective on the human condition and a deep contemplation of the basis for our priorities at this critical moment in our history.

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The Battle for Compassion

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

Jonathan Leighton takes a hard look at the challenge of reducing suffering in a world propelled by self-interest and takes a brutally honest approach to answering fundamental questions about our existence. These questions recur as we go through life and experience bliss and pain, the passing of time, the kindness and cruelty of our fellow humans, the monotony of routine and the shock of unanticipated change. This volume is an exercise in constructive interreligious theology. How often do you stop to think deeply about our relationship to the rest of the world, the causes of our actions? The film draws on key ideas from his book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe. I had just finished a piece called 'Black Lightening' and it worked well with the film. Jonathan Leighton is a writer and independent consultant specializing in science, ethics and humanitarian issues.

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the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

Value systems are grounded partly in emotions, and even a compassionate humanist or humanitarian activist can have a deep desire to see life continue. What or how do we pe Mac on Evolution Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia How conditioned are you to seeing, or rather, not seeing the world? The threats to our existence and the persistence of intense suffering are closely intertwined issues with similar underlying causes. Written in a personal, sometimes irreverent tone, The Battle for Compassion synthesizes recent thinking from science, philosophy, psychology and economics with the author's own reflections. Selected quotes from The Battle for Compassion Please reference any quotes: Jonathan Leighton, The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe New York: Algora Publishing, 2011 There is a great paradox in the duality of wanting to understand the big picture and simultaneously continue to enjoy playing the game. What are the basic forces driving our species’ trajectory, and where are they leading us? And what, consequently, would it realistically take for us to align our world with what matters and preserve a future worth living in? How do you perceive the large-scale trends that are taking place? Selected quotes from The Battle for Compassion Please reference any quotes: Jonathan Leighton, The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe New York: Algora Publishing, 2011 There is a great paradox in the duality of wanting to understand the big picture and simultaneously continue to enjoy playing the game. I argue that the reduction of intense suffering is our greatest ethical imperative, and that we need new kinds of ambitious, multidisciplinary initiatives to embed this ethic into our global system.

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the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

How can hospitality be understood not simply as social hospitality but as theological hospitality, making room for the religious Other on theological grounds? Uncomfortable may initiate the comfortable. I am currently using Palma de Mallorca as my base. By synthesizing current thinking from science, philosophy and other disciplines with his own reflections on freedom, identity and morality, Jonathan Leighton aims to shift our perspective on our priorities and inspire people to take a more pragmatic approach to preserving a gentler future for our planet. By synthesizing current thinking from science, philosophy and other disciplines with my own reflections on freedom, identity and morality, I encourage readers to re-think their ethical priorities and take more pragmatic approaches to shaping a gentler future for our planet. And what, consequently, would it realistically take for us to re-align our world and preserve a future worth living in? He earned the Carnegie Medal for extraordinary civilian heroism when he was a teenager. Written with a personal, sometimes irreverent tone, the book's message is deeply passionate and highly relevant to the issues we are facing today. Walter Rutkowski President, Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

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The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe by Jonathan Leighton

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

The Battle for Compassion is a film by Jonathan Leighton about what matters and how we can have greater impact in shaping a gentler future for our planet. I'm currently working on a new book while getting the new organisation going and developing new projects. . Larger quantities can be purchased directly from. The Battle for Compassion draws a rough blueprint for the kind of approaches and thinking that may be needed if we are to salvage a gentler future for our species and others with whom we share our planet.

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The Battle For Compassion (2015)

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

A book that doesn't answer all the questions, a book that refers to various traditions religious, atheist, political, psychological, etc. Its readability and use of non-technical language make it easily accessible to a general audience of educated readers. What matters, where are we heading, and what would it really take to improve the prospects for our future? It helped me balance the desire to dedicate my life to alleviating the maximum amount of suffering possible, while enjoying my journey through this mysterious but beautiful existence we call life. What really matters at the most fundamental level, and how much does it all matter? Just as the beauty of a sunset blinds us to the actual mechanics of the phenomenon, our illusions and preconceptions subtly but significantly distort our understanding of the nature of our relationship to the world and hide a larger sense of meaning. What if the fate of our world depended on a similar shift in perspective? The drivers of our behavior thus conflict with much of what matters upon broader reflection.

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The Battle for Compassion

the battle for compassion leighton jonathan

It attempts to outline a leadership model uniquely suited for leading community based organizations, and for transforming practices and conditions so as to make them more inspiring and nurturing. How does one move from hostility to hospitality? This understanding of ethics is more relevant than ever to today's post-modern world of rapidly growing scientific knowledge and existential threats than the framing of ethics by classical philosophers and their idealistic, absolute notions of virtue. And what would it realistically take for us to preserve a future worth living in?. The question touches the roots of our theological views. The film draws on key ideas from his book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe.

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