The greatest threat to the world today is not one flavour of fundamentalism or another, globalization, or changes in the environment, it is indifference and/through (willful) ignorance taken in the literal sense of ignoring that about which one feels they ought not be concerned. It is this invisible guiding force that allows us to succumb to inaction and intolerance. It isn’t just the actions that need re-thinking but also the context. But what tools do we have to consider the context and not just the action?
If you don’t believe me, consider Unicef’s 2006 State of the World’s Children report that they called Excluded and Invisible (link to report – you can download the whole thing as a PDF)