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“It comes so easily to us to speak about other people and groups of people while not talking to them. Only through contact can we see the people behind the labels.” Bishop Emerita Irja Askola has always been a proponent of dialogue, even though during her ecclesiastical career, Askola has faced a great deal of hate speech and zealotry. After all, she was one of the first female priests, the first female bishop, she has blessed gay couples and most recently stood up for asylum seekers.
Irja Askola: "We talk a great deal about foreign people but not enough with them" | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Science provides a means to navigate towards justice and mercy. Science is good for you. It increases understanding, says Bishop Emerita Irja Askola.