"Demonising others does not eliminate their rights. Instead, the way to the future lies in recognising our common humanity." Archbishops Silvan Tomasi, 21st Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 23 July 2014Archbishop Silvano Tomasi is the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the United Nations. He spoke on the need for peace in the Occupied Palestinian Territory at the 21st Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 23 July. He deplored the violence, which is only begetting more violence, and the indiscriminate killing of civilians by both sides. Read more of his message here.

When you feel aggrieved, do you demonize those who you believe have wronged you and disregard their rights? What practises can help us not to lose sight of our common humanity?

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