The Battle for Compassion - a short film by Jonathan Leighton

Jonathan Leighton

The Battle for Compassion is a film about what matters and how we can have greater impact in shaping a gentler future for our planet. The film draws on key ideas from my book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe. I advocate the reduction of intense human and animal suffering as our highest ethical priority, and the creation of compassionate and rational decision-making structures that meet the needs of all.

French-subtitled version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-htLAPPgMo
Spanish-subtitled version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqFpB51_cg0
Arabic-subtitled version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3R3VQ4-qo

More info here: http://www.jonathanleighton.org

Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering (OPIS), a think-and-do tank I founded in 2016 and dedicated to globally promoting compassion and the prevention of suffering as our highest ethical priority: http://www.preventsuffering.org

Please consider supporting my projects to reduce suffering in the world with a small monthly donation! https://www.patreon.com/JonathanLeighton

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The following are updated links mentioned at the end of the film, plus a few others, with information on how to make a difference:

Switch to a healthy, plant-based diet:
http://www.preventsuffering.org/eating/
http://www.ChooseVeg.com
http://www.VeganKit.com
http://veganoutreach.org/category/vegan/
http://www.vrg.org

Donate to charities with a high impact in reducing suffering:
http://www.preventsuffering.org/#donate
http://www.AnimalCharityEvaluators.org
http://www.GiveWell.org
http://www.CentreforEffectiveAltruism.org

Explore the power of Nonviolent Communication:
http://www.CNVC.org
http://www.NonViolentCommunication.com

Help children develop their capacity for empathy:
http://www.StartEmpathy.org
http://www.CultureofEmpathy.com

Support new initiatives, petitions and organisations fighting for a kinder world, including:
http://www.preventsuffering.org/#get-involved
http://www.EffectiveAltruismFoundation.org
http://www.Avaaz.org
http://www.Amnesty.org
https://Sentience-Politics.org