In Chiism, we believe we must create leaders with compassion. We believe that Before legislators and elected politicians can begin serving their time as the decision makers in our society they should serve a year of apprenticeship in the lives of those most vulnerable in our society. Let them live a year as a homeless person. Let them raise a crack baby. Let them be given a felon record then be told to go out and find a job. Let them live on food stamps and try to feed a family. Compassion is not something you are born with. Its something you have to learn. A wealthy politician has no concept of the harm they do when they destroy social safety nets. They should be required to need those safety nets so they can best understand them. In Chiism we say” Onye ma echi…who knows tomorrow or the future? Before you determine somebody’s future, live it in the present so you understand what the future may bring!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke