WRITING IS A COMMUNICATIVE GIFT FROM GOD OUR LOVING CREATOR THAT WE CAN ALL DEVELOP AND USE TO MAKE OUR WORLD A BETTER, MORE COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING PLACE
THERE IS A WORLD IN NEED BEYOND OUR CLASSROOMS

A COMPASSION READER FOR COMPOSITION STUDIES

I WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A COMPASSION READER FOR COMPOSITION COURSES THAT INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO THE WRITINGS OF SOCIAL ACTIVISTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND OTHER PEOPLE WORKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES IN THE WORLD AND WHOSE FAITH SUSTAINS THE WORK THAT THEY DO.  I CAN THINK IMMEDIATELY OF WRITINGS BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., MOTHER THERESA AND DOROTHY DAY, BUT  I KNOW THERE ARE MANY OTHERS THAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN THIS READER.  IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST.   I WOULD LIKE FOR THE READER TO TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT HOW THE FAITH AND CONVICTIONS OF THESE WRITERS AND ACTIVISTS DRIVE THEM TO MAKE THE WORLD A MORE COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING PLACE -- A MUCH BETTER PLACE FOR THE OUTCAST, FORGOTTEN AND IMPOVERISHED PEOPLES OF THE WORLD.  THIS READER SHOULD SERVE AS INSPIRATION FOR THE STUDENTS TO THINK AND WRITE ABOUT HOW THEY TOO CAN GO OUT INTO THE WORLD AND MAKE A COMPASSIONATE DIFFERENCE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED.  THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THIS PROJECT THAT I HOPE TO BRING INTO FRUITION SOON.

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