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With the world spinning from crisis to crisis—and election season fast approaching—many American Buddhists are asking: What can we do to make a difference? How do we work in a flawed but functioning democracy to create a society that reflects our deepest values of compassion and wisdom? And how do we do so without drowning in anger and despair? In this special section, Tricycle explores the possibilities and pitfalls of political activism as a form of what the Buddha called “Right Action.”

Images: "Voting Captains, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980," Erich Hartman, Courtesy of Magnum Photos and Hemphill Fine Arts. C-Print.
Images: “Voting Captains, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980,” Erich Hartman, Courtesy of Magnum Photos and Hemphill Fine Arts. C-Print.
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