Finding Compassion for Those Who Oppose Us

February 9, 2015

Writing on the Emerging Voices blog on Patheos, Lelanda Lee, a writer, poet, and anti-racism trainer, explores the role compassion plays when we disagree with people.

“Compassion requires vulnerability on each person’s part in order to engage the other person fully in conversation that feels respectful and safe. Compassion requires the time to have each conversation and to have more than one conversation; for each person to be able to express herself and himself fully; and to create together the building blocks that then create strong bridges of connection.”

Read more in her post, “Compassion When We Disagree.”

Lē Weaver (Marg Herder)
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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