Abigail Mathew

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Efffective Altruism: Conversations with Peter Singer

<b>Altruism Meets Effective Altruism: Thoughts on Conversations with Peter Singer</b><p>In October, I had the honor of participating in a public discussion at Princeton University with philosopher Peter Singer, Professor of Ethics and author of <i>The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing</i> …

The duty of care: Altruism of sponsoring refugees is personal, difficult and profound

I have a friend who has a theory, about grief and heartbreak and the burdens we bear. It goes like this. Duty operates in concentric circles. It …

Empathy

Why Some Respond To Crises with Altruism & Others with Fear

Why do some people respond with empathy in the face of crisis while others close their doors?<p>When the Ebola epidemic broke out in 2014, many people …

Random Acts of Kindness: Building Altruism at Work

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.– Aesop<p>When was the last time you surprised someone at your workplace with a cup of tea or …

Happiness

The World's Happiest Man on Altruism, by Oliver Haenlein

Matthieu Ricard, also known as ‘the world’s happiest man’, spent the best part of 25 years in the Himalayas with barely any contact with the Western …

Children with a Religious Upbringing Show Less Altruism

Organized religion is a cornerstone of spiritual community and culture around the world. Religion, especially religious education, also attracts …