Many of you have been Blogging for Peace with me for over a year and a half now. I have no doubts that our posts have had an effect on countless individuals in ways we may know or never know. I thank you for all you have done for peace.
Now, I’m going to ask you to take a step further. I am inviting you to take action.
As some of you may know, I’m launching a new website called RaisingCompassionateBoys.com. This is my effort to bring peace back to our schools where violence, bullying, and viral humiliations have run rampant.
So here is my challenge:
- Watch the videos on RaisingCompassionateBoys.com about how to cultivate compassion in boys and ourselves.
- Find a boy or group of boys to raise, mentor, befriend, coach, or teach. Some of you may have sons. Others might be youth leaders, coaches, counselors, aunts and uncles, neighbors, or teachers who interact with boys on a regular basis.
- Practice cultivating compassion in this boy or these boys on a daily basis.
- Role Model compassion for any boys in your presence.
I have no doubts that if a critical mass of adults take on this challenge of raising compassionate boys, we can change not only our schools, but also our society, the world, and the future.
I hope you and your friends and followers will join me on this challenge in whatever form you deem feasible.