Politically, the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.
Morality and values depend on the existence of conscious minds - and specifically on the fact that such minds can experience various forms of well-being and suffering in this universe.
Looking at various means of developing compassion, I think empathy is an important factor: the ability to appreciate others' suffering.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
E. M. Forster