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The latest mass shootings here in the U.S. brought up a lot for me. Sadness. Anger. Helplessness. Guilt. More than anything, I keep turning over in my head what any of us can actually do to help.

Ultimately, I don’t think there is any one answer. This is a complex blend of issues from racism to mental health to inequality and a lack of opportunity.

But beyond passing common sense gun control laws, in my mind the best thing we can do is to see this as a masculinity issue – both to confront toxic masculinity but also examine all the ways our society fails our boys and men.

The best way I know how is the ManKind Project. Join me and tens of thousands of other men who are doing the hard, essential work of stepping into a new, healthy, beautiful masculinity.

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Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, son, and cat.

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