In a 5 January New York Times op-ed, Nick Kristof reminds us that each month (!!) more people die of AIDS (240,000) and Malaria (165,000) than did in the tsunami. (Another 140K … PER MONTH … die of diarrhea.) These deaths are not “spectacular” except to families and loved ones, but are a stain on all our existences.
My (very small) suggestion: With 3 friends (initially) start a monthly lunch-time “study session” on such topics. We must begin by working on ourselves—our own sensibilities & sensitivities.