Compassion is a provocative essay that places compassion at the heart of Christian life as a counterbalance and a challenge to a world governed far too long by principles of power and destructive control.
Henri J. M. Nouwen was a highly respected author and priest whose full and diverse career included teaching at the University of Notre Dame and at the Divinity Schools of Yale and Harvard, working with the Trappist monks in the Abbey of the Genesee, and living with the poor in Peru. He authored more than forty books, including The Wounded Healer, In the Name of Jesus, and The Way of the Heart.
Donald P. McNeill is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies.
Douglas A. Morrison is a Research Associate in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management at the State University of New York in Syracuse, New York.