Social Ills and Possible Social Action in the United States: The Need to Support Families and Youth
In preparing for the dialogue in Rome between Buddhists and Catholics, I have heard insights from other participants that emphasize our common ground as human beings, even though our approaches and understandings vary, even within our separate religious identities. We may have different opinions about how to interpret what we believe is right, but these opinions are in response to universal problems that must be addressed regardless of creed. We have chosen to meet in Rome to discuss social ills and their causes. Our dialogue will aid us in understanding and cooperating to reduce suffering in our communities.