As one of the fundamental tenets of democracy,
RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE seems an obvious aim.
But in practice it challenges our everyday prejudices and has powerful implications for the way we lead our lives.
For example, respecting a mass murderer might seem abhorrent until we can renounce judging others.
RESPECTING is the natural result of loving without condition; the birthright of all humanity.
True respect comes from not JUDGING others.
Not being judgmental liberates us from condemnation and the desire for retribution, which in turn makes violence unnecessary.
In an ideal world even ANGER though natural and understandable, is ultimately unhelpful as a substitute for dialogue and reconciliation.
WE BELIEVE IT IS ONLY THROUGH THIS UNDERSTANDING BY A GROWING CONSENSUS
THAT MEANINGFUL CHANGE OCCURS