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August 14, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Prevent school shootings: We all have a role to play in increasing compassion

I feel a deep sense of compassion for Scarlett Lewis, the mother who lost her 6-year-old son in the Sandy Hook school shooting [“Compassion seen as way to eliminate ‘epidemic of anger’ in schools,” Local News, Aug. 12]. I do not however agree that teaching compassion in our schools would prevent further incidence of…


Comments | More in School shootings | Topics: Barbara Caceres, compassion, Sandy Hook

July 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Women’s self-defense

Compassion, intuition important skills Martial artist and executive director Melinda Johnson is organizing a group of trained instructors to offer free self-defense classes through the Fight the Fear Campaign. [Photo illustration by Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.] The Seattle Times recently featured a great women’s self-defense piece in the Pacific NW Magazine. Although the article highlighted an…


Comments | Topics: compassion, crime, defense

July 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

PETA not a part of the no-kill-shelter community

Euthanasia is sometimes compassionate For 30 years, I have loved People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and I still do today. [“No-kill-shelter activists target holdout PETA,” News, July 7.] The article by Michael Winerip does not emphasize the fact that PETA is not and has never claimed to be a shelter. However, I…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: animal rights, animal shelters, compassion