Progressive and inspiring work is going on in the world and Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) founded by Evelin Lindner, MD, Ph.D. is a great example! In addition, Evelin is Co-founder with Linda Hartling, Ph.D., of the World Dignity University Initiative. It is a lot to take in, I know. Don’t hurry. I suggest poking around their website and let them know what your interest is. I received a most gracious response in contacting Evelin and feel a sense of hope in connecting around her vision, their mission:
To End the cycles of violence resulting from people humiliating or putting other people down. To protect our planet for future civilizations. We all need to hold hands in equal dignity and lead each other towards a peaceful and sustainable and richly diverse global community. –Evelin Lindner
Love their Goal!
Nominated for the Nobel Prize Award in 2015 and 2016, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies’ goal is ending humiliating practices, preventing new ones from arising, and fostering healing from cycles of humiliation throughout the world.
Doesn’t this sound like exciting work? It feels (to me) as if we’re on this historical precipice. How will the human species survive, I wonder? As a species where domination informs relationships i.e. having power over others? Or will we be inclusive and form relationships by having power with others? Organizations like HumanDHS gives me hope for that latter! There is a lot to explore on their website and some great conferences coming up in NY, USA, Indore, India, and Cairo, Egypt! I have bookmarked the HumanDHS website and hope you will enjoy discovering along with me! And do let me know what you think!
Here’s to a world rich with dignity!