(The following is sampled from The Huffington Post.)
Children slaughtered in Pakistan, innocent lives ending in beheadings, and a new, brutal terrorist state rolling across Syria and Iraq chills our hearts. But beyond agreeing that this barbaric behavior is evil, some are asking why this cycle of violence and terror keeps happening, examining how our oil economies and endless wars have fueled such extremism, honestly admitting that terrorism is wrong but so is torture, and learning how we might do better by confronting evil with good, not just more evil. These are the right questions to keep the campfires burning (fueled with the promise of new energies that could bring both a cleaner and safer world). Hope is something you decide and not something you feel. And that decision to hope is what always has changed the world.