Connecting local responses around the world
The practice of SALT takes courage: this is probably what stuck most in our minds when Rebecca and Joel, Gaston and Laurence, Nathalie and her son Thibault, Rebecca’s friend Eerin and I were privileged to meet in Chiang Mai over the weekend of February 9 and 10.
It takes courage to start a formal meeting with introductions as humans
It takes courage to include a SALT visit in a workshop program, when everyone thinks they already know what communities need
It takes courage to state the qualities of the people whom a majority discriminates
It takes courage to remain non-judgmental but to keep appreciating strengths.
It takes courage to state that we live in a wonderful world and that fundamentally things are good.
So, if some day, you feel overwhelmed by the task of SALT practice, you are not alone. Remember that we are in the same boat, and that together we are making a difference.