Opening to the suffering of the world in all its forms.

The Cry: We offer compassionate attention to the pain, fear, loss and degradation that people experience each day. Deep recognition is given to those in need of basic amenities, or who are facing violence, isolation, and alienation. We likewise attend to the distress of other species, and the whole web of life. The Cry invites us to recognize and respond to the suffering in life, and speaks of our hunger for a new way of being.

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