Politics should be one of the ultimate acts of compassion. It is, in theory, a practice which allows everyone to work together for the greater good, sharing ideas, views, and concerns, and pooling resources for the benefit of humanity. Sadly, in many parts of the globe, that vision has either never been close to realization or has receded from view as a toxic blend of hardline authoritarianism and intolerant extremism has gained ground. Our Compassion and Politics Taskforce is investigating how we can rekindle a compassionate vision for politics – one in which people come together as active and informed citizens to secure and advance the common rights of all. 

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