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Beyond Human Rights: Building a World On Empathy

“When we embrace wounds instead of escaping them, when we are broken open from the prison of self, we become worthy of deeper connections and different understandings. When we surrender fear so that we can know the pain of longing, we enter into a wondrous journey of discovery, transported by the eternal dance between self and other. The ultimate source of power is the courage of empathy.”

– Payam Akhavan, 2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture

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