- Lorraine Garland
- Westport, CT
- United States
Eradicating sexual abuse from hierarchical institutions like Penn State and the Catholic Church using Buddhist Precepts as training.
When a grown man walks into a locker room, sees a 10 year old boy being sodomized and doesn't act immediately to stop it because the perpetrator is his superior we have to question the Judeo-Christian society in which we live. Compassion for the boy should have prompted immediate action, as it should have in the catholic church, yet these heinous acts continue, unreported. As empathetic beings, we cannot hurt, abuse or lie to others without losing our integrity. The more we give in to fear, worries, fantasies, and desires, the more our integrity is eroded. How do we begin to cultivate empathy and train ourselves to act with integrity in the society in which we live?