Karunavirus—as in karuna, the Sanskrit word for compassion—is a new website that hopes to highlight stories of compassion in the news. Launched in mid-March by volunteer charity organization Service Space, the website hopes to shine a spotlight on uplifting stories in the coronavirus era, without ignoring the widespread reality of the mass suffering caused by the pandemic. “While our site is clearly meant to be uplifting, it’s not necessarily the kind of ‘happy news’ that turns a blind eye to our grief and suffering,” the website reads. “Rather it invites us to a more expansive space—that crucible of benevolence within ourselves—which can hold these challenges with uncommon grace.”
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