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Finding out what's going on in the world

In this age of increasing disinformation, how do we discover what is truly happening? What “news” to believe? And how do we best notice and process political or ideological bias? Perhaps the best opportunity is to read contrasting reports on each event, even an interpretation you might passionately disagree with. Then try to determine which facts are closest to the truth. 

In any event, if we listen well to a diverse set of voices and opinions, we have more substance to go on. Perhaps it also helps us remember that disagreement is a healthy, necessary, inevitable part of the human drama.

As we learn to consider opposing opinions more deeply, so too may we remember that any violence is antithetical to every peace.