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What World Leaders — and Us — Can Do in Response to the Paris Massacre of November 2015

by Dr. David Gruder
This is an open letter to political, religious and human potential thought leaders in the wake of Paris’s version of 9/11. I believe the following words by Les Brown reflect the highest intentions of perhaps most political, religious and human potential thought leaders, as well as the sentiments of perhaps the majority of humanity: "May we explore ways to create peace within ourselves, and to build a world where our common humanity is much greater than our differences. May we also work together to endure that this type of senseless violence never happens again!" Like most of us, my heart is [...]

What World Leaders — and Us — Can Do in Response to the Paris Massacre of November 2015

by Dr. David Gruder
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The terrorism attacks in Paris are yet another example of just how dangerous Fanaticism Disorder can be. My heart is with all Parisians at this time, and all those outside Paris as well, who have been traumatized by the 11/13/2015 attacks. As part of my own healing from being in the New York area on and after 9/11, I wrote "A Declaration of Global Responsibility.” Its ten integrated psychospiritual principles for responding to all forms of extremism, and the terrorism this so often leads to in today’s world, seem as relevant today as it felt to me back then. Here [...]