The smaller and "flatter" the world gets, the more we see conflict, fear, and issues of scarcity take the stage. From international conflicts over resources to geopolitical terror to crimes against individuals, violence and hatred seem to be in the news daily.
Is hatred—personal, national, religious—inevitable, or is there hope that we can move to a higher plane of conflict resolution? What can help us as a global community address the problem of hatred and its consequences? How do religious traditions both dispel and contribute to the miasma of hatred? What needs to change?
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