In this volume religious scholars from different religions as well as political leaders explore the notion of compassion in their respective tradition and its relevance for today. The whole endeavour is underpinned by the conviction that compassion is not just a fleeting sentiment but a shared value of utmost importance. The contributions are the fruit of two conferences held in the run-up to the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions.
ANINDITA BALSLEV is the initiator of the program entitled `cross-cultural conversation' (CCC) and a trained philosopher of religion with a background in Indic thought.
DIRK EVERS is a protestant theologian teaching systematic theology at Tübingen University, Germany. He is also involved in the University's program for interdisciplinary studies.