Buddhists, by recognising impermanence and casting off their attachments, provide us with a standpoint from which we can cope with the vagaries of existence. However, is this all we can do? Have we decided that nature is so beyond our comprehension and influence that the best we can do is to pick up our fiddles and play as Rome burns? Some of Buddhism's main critics point out its seeming inability to address the ills in the world by any means other than hoping that through the actions of our very small minority (8% of the population – I believe) the rest will see our wisdom and embrace our tenets. Is there nothing more we can do to help rid this world of the social and economic diseases which have created cancel cultures, economic imbalances etc.; those things which prolong societies sufferings. I am not sure that compassion is enough but I have recently encountered writings which broaden the definition of compassionate behaviour.
Can anyone point me towards Buddhist writings that actively seek to assert the dignity and equality of human beings and establish greater justice. Help me here?