Teaching with Compassion in the Globalized World

?Globalization, a priori, is neither good nor bad,? John Paul II says, ?it will be what people make of it.? Indeed, the process of globalization, which seems to bring everyone and everything together with irresistible force, is fraught with obstacles, divisions and borders both old and new. ?Inside myself,? admitted Michael Czerny SJ during a talk at Entreculturas in Madrid, ?I also feel contradictory impulses. I reject without question the idea of globalization as a uniform and domineering culture, but at the same time I am grateful for the many choices that it places within reach. I would not like it if anything or anyone cut me off from this range of opportunities, and I work to make sure that all of us, starting with the poor, may enjoy the same possibilities and the same access to the globalized world.?