The Messiness of Compassion in Action

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:14 pm
Living Compassion

Living Compassion | with Rami Nashashibi, Joan Brown Campbell, Naomi Tutu, Kevin Cosby and local Faces of Compassion

Posted by Festival of Faiths on Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Messiness of Compassion in Action

“The great James Baldwin said ‘You will never fix what you don’t have the courage to face.’ Perhaps one of the best expressions of courage is to honestly face the ugliness of life.”
—Kevin Cosby

What does it take to do the messy work compassion through incredible obstacles? Three visionaries take up the question of compassion and courage in a riveting video from this year’s Festival of Faiths. Rami Nashashibi runs the Inner City Muslim Action Network, using graffiti, calligraphy, and hip-hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. Kevin Cosby ministers and lives in West Louisville, one of America’s poorest zip codes. Naomi Tutu, the daughter of Desmond Tutu lived through South Africa’s apartheid.

You can keep up with all of the conversations as they happen on the Festival of Faiths Facebook page — they’re live streaming it all, from Karen Armstrong on compassionate cities to spiritual teachers on the heart of compassion.

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