Judging and witnessing

As one witnesses another human being, one also judges the other human being. And this is again even more so when religion has a strong impact on social and public life. Being an independent woman in Kashmir Bawa found that judging and witnessing seem to be parallel processes.

Only through conversations in which trust grows between human beings, judging may turn into understanding. Also when working in a slum situation Bawa found that there are so many complicated dynamics at work, there is witnessing, there is judging, there is trust and there is distrust. There are moments of crises and moments in which something is in danger or some opportunity is there. And in those moments trust can change into distrust and vice versa.