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Child Development, Addiction, Stress and How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté M.D. is a physician and bestselling author whose books have been published in nearly twenty languages worldwide.  He studies, child development, bullying, addiction, attention deficit disorder, stress and more. His recent book is, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.
Empathy is like holding a baby, the opposite of empathy is everything else.

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Lynne Cameron

Lynne Cameron is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Open University. Her research is in  what stops us from connecting, and how to help empathy happen. Author: Metaphor and Reconciliation: The Discourse Dynamics of Empathy in Post-Conflict Conversations. Empathy is moving into the experience of another. The opposite of empathy is being at a distance and there being blocks in the way. The best way to create empathy may be to remove the blocks and let our natural drive toward empathy happen.
Sub Conference: Science

Empathy with Dance 
Eva Vigran

Empathy is like water, it flows and takes any shape. The opposite of empathy is like cold hard ice.  In the dance we begin with self-empathy, by feeling into ourselves, melting the stress points, finding out what is going on in our bodies. We get away from the words and can feel our breath and gravity. We can then start to feel and empathize with others. Our drop of water merges with others and we become a third body.
Sub Conference: Arts

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Unitarian Universalism
Jeremy Nickel

Minister Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont, California. Organizer in the Interfaith community at Occupy Oakland.

How can we build a culture of empathy?
1. Supporting families
2. Supporting a free and responsible search for truth and meaning
3. Radically change our judicial system
to Restorative Empathy.
Empathy is like seeing the interconnected web of life.  The opposite is seeing ourselves as being disconnected.
Sub Conference: Interfaith

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Judaism
Geoffrey Mitelman

Geoffrey Mitelman is Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester. Compassion is a deep-seated value in every religious tradition. Judaism teaches that the world stands on Torah, on prayer and on acts of loving kindness.

How
to build empathy? Find specific language and cultural norms to talk about compassion/empathy in particular ways. To "ethicize the ritual and ritualize the ethical."  To use tools that are underutilized because they are sometimes viewed negatively - in particular, making compassion more "unconscious" than conscious and utilizing social pressure...
 

Empathy Study: Why Republicans and Democrats can't empathize with each other?
 

Ed O’Brien - Graduate Student in Social Psychology, University of Michigan
Phoebe C. Ellsworth - Distinguished Professor of Law and Psychology, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics. University of Michigan
Visceral States Are Not Projected Onto Dissimilar Others. "Our findings reveal the need for a better understanding of how people’s internal experiences influence their perceptions of the feelings and experiences of those who may hold different values from their own."
Sub Conference: Science

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Sura Hart

Sura Hart is an internationally recognized trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and is the contact person for projects integrating NVC into U.S. schools. She designs and facilitates trainings and curricula for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators around the globe, and is a co-founder of the annual five-day NVC Institute for Educators: Teach for Life!  She is co-designer of The No Fault Zone Game® and co-director of The No-Fault Zone.
Sub Conference: Education and NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Victoria Hodson

Victoria Kindle Hodson, MA holds degrees in education and psychology and has been a classroom teacher in public, private, and Montessori schools—preschool through college. Victoria is an educator, author, consultant, curriculum developer and co-designer of The No Fault Zone Game.

Co-Author: The Compassionate Classroom:
Relationship Based Teaching and Learning

Sub Conference: Education

 Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Spirituality
Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality.
Author: The Fall

"Just as the lack of empathy makes cruelty and oppression possible, the presence of empathy heals conflict. The ability to empathize makes us truly human, and the wider it stretches - from victims to offenders, from one ethnic group to another, from nation to nation and religion to religion - the less brutal and more harmonious a place the world will become."

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Nadine Dolby

Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Purdue University.

Author:
Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation: The New Empathy and Social Justice

Sub Conference: Education

Sub Conference: Science
By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields—neuroscience and animal studies—Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying element of all living beings. Dolby shows how this commonality can provide a scaffolding for building an exciting new approach to developing multicultural and global consciousness, one that has the potential to transform how our students see and relate to the world around them.  
 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy? 
Emile Brunea

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The scientific study of conflict resolution approaches and empathy.
Sub Conference: Science

 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Karen Gerdes

 

Associate Professor, School Of Social Work, Arizona State University. We propose that a targeted and structured explication of empathy is a useful, if not essential, foundation for social work theory and practice. We outline a social work framework for empathy, one that is rooted in an interdisciplinary context, emphasizes recent findings in the field of social cognitive neuroscience, and yet is embedded in a social work context..., students can learn to use their knowledge, values, and skills, informed by empathy, to take empathic action consciously.
Sub Conference: Science

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Peace
Fred Arment

Frederick Arment is President and Executive Director is International Cities of Peace, an organization dedicated to connecting, promoting, and encouraging the global Cities of Peace movement.  Author, The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works.

 

Empathy is like opening a door and peace is like sailing in harmony with the wind. We have to learn to open the door. Here are some ways.

How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Restorative Justice
Molly Rowan

Founder and Director of Mali Rowan Presents, Mali Rowan Leach is host, producer, catalyst, social media specialist. Her key focus is social media & transformation, social healing and restorative justice.

 

She says empathy is like bridge or a pair of shoes that alchemize one's awareness, extending it beyond our immediate selves into the experiences,  feelings, and awareness's of others in the past, present and future. The opposite is like living in a dark cave.  We need to move the justice system out of the cave into the light of restorative empathy and justice.  Sub Conference: Justice

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Sylvia Haskvitz

Sylvia is a trainer, coach, mentor in Compassionate Communication, Nutrition Consultant and Registered Dietitian with a Holistic twist. She offers support in helping people to take full responsibility for their health and well-being. Author of, Eat by Choice, Not by Habit.

Empathy is like an inner spa, getting a massage, sitting in the hot tub and relaxing. The opposite is like the pain of hearing the fingernails on the chalkboard.  Creating the empathy spa entails inner work, compassion within, compassion interpersonally and compassion in the greater community.  Sub Conference: NVC

 
 

Panel 002-A:  How does The No-Fault Zone Game teach and
 support creating a culture of empathy in schools?

Sura Hart
Victoria Hodson
Jared Finkelstein

Tom Gostinger
Sophie B Langri
Edwin Rutsch 
 

The No-Fault Zone Game helps create a culture of empathy in schools by providing hands-on materials that students and teachers use throughout the school day to: understand themselves, empathize with others, solve problems, resolve conflicts collaboratively. The Game is also used to enrich academics, helping students understand characters in literature and history, and strengthen their own story-telling and writing.
Sub Conference: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Clowns
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is Founder and Executive Director of the Red Nose Foundation in Indonesia which is transcending boundaries through play. 

 Red Nose Foundation provides children with a place to learn and play together, no matter one’s race, religion or economic standing. Through the structured study of physical arts (circus), the children learn that a success is celebrated as a team, and a failure is to be challenged together.  Red Nose Foundation uses a three-step model to support the development of empathy in our students and to teach them skills to build and reach their dreams. The first stage is pure arts exploration. The program was one of winners of the Activating Empathy competition
Sub Conferences: Education and Arts

 
 

 Building a Culture of 'Profound' Empathy in Education
Bridget Cooper 2

Bridget Cooper is Professor of Education at the University of Sunderland in the UK. Bridget has taught for 31 years in schools, adult education and Higher Education in various capacities across the age and attainment range. 
Author: Empathy in Education: Engagement, values and achievement
Sub Conference: Education
Sub Conference: Science

How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Mary Mackenzie

Mary Mackenzie is a CNVC Certified Trainer and executive director of Peace Workshop International. She is the author of "Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion".

 

Empathy is like shifting smoothly into gear while the opposite is grinding the clutch and gears. To develop a culture of empathy, first, develop a consistent self empathy practice that you are committed to.  Sub Conference: NVC

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Prisons
Fred Sly & Vika Miller

Fred Sly, Program Director & Vika Miller, Executive Director, The Oregon Prison Project. Working with Compassionate Communications/NVC to transform prisons and make them cultures of empathy. Fred says empathy is like a puppy dog pile where no-one is embarrassed to play and all are included versus coldness and mechanical robots.  Vika says it's like a compassionate room where we can be everything that we are. There is room, space and acceptance for all that we are as human beings. The opposite of empathy would be a closed fist of disconnection, resistance, closed heartedness. 
Sub Conference: Justice
 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Dian Killian

Dian Killian is Executive Director of the Center for Collaborative Communication. Through sharing the consciousness and skills of Collaborative Communication, we support people in hearing each other and being heard.  Empathy is like an open hand or warm bath versus a clenched fist.

How to build a culture of empathy?
See as many people as possible trained to listen empathically. See that parents and those working with children can especially listen this way. See that we all have opportunities for expressing/being heard around "strong emotions".
 
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Interfaith 
Stanly Sears

Unitarian Universalist Minister, Auburn, NY
How can we build a culture of empathy? Religious communities need to be more explicit in speaking about it as a religious value. Instead of spending so much time speaking about personal salvation or imposing what I see as restrictive religious rules (e.g., birth control, homosexuality as sins).  This language demeans others and promotes self-righteousness rather than empathy. As Unitarian Universalists, empathy has been at the core of our faith. One might call it our version of “applied theology.”
Sub Conference: Interfaith

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Marilyn Schlitz

President/CEO - Institute of Noetic Sciences
The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit research, education, and membership organization.  The Worldview Literacy Project advances the development of empathy by fostering appreciation for diverse worldviews and enhancing skills for global citizenship. Empathy requires two things: the capacity to recognize another’s state of being and the ability to see another’s point of view (perspective taking).
Sub Conference: Education
 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education 
David A. Levine

Author Teaching Empathy: A Blueprint for Caring, Compassion, and Community,  "Empathy education is one of the most critical educational issues of our time because it is only when students feel emotionally safe and secure in all areas of the school environment—in the classroom, hallway, or cafeteria; at recess; and on the bus—that they will begin to focus and tap into the unlimited potential that lies within each of them. "
Sub Conference: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Restorative Practices
Kris Miner

I blog on my perspectives as a Restorative Justice practitioner and executive director of St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program. SCVRJP provides several programs and services to our local community. Additionally, SCVRJP provides contracted trainings and presentations, to help schools, agencies or communities that want to implement Restorative Justice.
Sub Conference: Justice

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Men
Owen Marcus

For the last 15 years I have focused on men issues and men’s groups. Six years ago I started Sandpoint Men Groups where I have taught other men to lead deep groups. For the last couple of years I have blogged about men issues. Author, Empathy – Men’s New Secret Weapon.
Sub Conference: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Eric Bowers

Eric Bowers is a CNVC certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer through the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Eric is also life-long learner of Restorative Systems and is training in Restorative Circles.  He has worked as a Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor and Victim Services Worker.
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Ray Talyor

Compassionate Communication/ Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer. How to build a culture of empathy? Use the phone and Skype to ask for good empathy when upset about a relationship (in order to support that relationship, not for bitching/gossip). Use social networking to set up empathy connections  as well as share funny pictures of cats. Don't forget to talk and listen to the neighbors.
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Mark Collin

 

Mark Collin is Executive Director and Founder of Dovetail Learning.  The Toolbox Project by Dovetail Learning is a human development project that transforms what it means to be an educated person.  Our mission is to build children’s capacity for resilience in life and in learning through personal awareness, self-mastery and empathy for others. Some of the  tools are like metaphors of empathy. The program was one of 15 Finalists in the Activating Empathy competition.

Sub Conferences: Education

 Building a Culture of Empathy with Sports
Dina Buchbinder

Dina Buchbinder is director of Sports for Sharing. "Our solution is integrating civic education into children’s lives through games and sporting activities. Sports for Sharing is driven by three objectives: raising social awareness, heightening cultural appreciation and promoting healthy living."  One of the values the program promotes is empathy. The program is one of the 15 finalists out of 600 for the Activating Empathy Competition.

We talked with Dina about the program and how if fosters empathy.  She says, empathy is like seeing from many different perspectives, like a prism or kaleidoscope. The opposite is like being in a dark box with no light. The program was one of 15 Finalists in the Activating Empathy competition
Sub Conferences: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Games
Hannah Adams

 

Hannah Adams is Education Coordinator at the Greater New Orleans Fair HOUSING Action Center. In their Equal Opportunity Game, students are assigned characters and must work in teams to find the housing that best meets their characters’ needs. Students learn to empathize with and take the perspective of others.

Some of the characters “experience” housing discrimination, and students see the impact discrimination has on access to education, healthcare, jobs, and other resources via “situation cards” that they draw periodically. The game was one of 15 Finalists in the Activating Empathy competition.
Sub Conferences:
Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Arts Education
Mark Rodriguez

Mark Rodriguez is Executive Director of Changing Worlds in Chicago, Illinois.  'Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. In a global landscape where lack of empathy leads to stereotyping, violent behaviors and lack of human connections, Changing Worlds uses the power of personal narratives with writing and the arts to build inclusive learning communities, affirm identity and build cultural and human connections.' The program was one of 15 Finalists in the Activating Empathy competition.
Sub Conferences: Education and Arts

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Arts Education 
Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson is CEO of Glitter & Razz Productions and theater artist dedicated to building strong connections with creative & compassionate people to bring about positive social change.

 

Using the expressive arts and theater to promote and teach empathy to children and adults. We believe that play lights us up and connects us. We believe that compassion is a skill that can be taught and practiced.  The program was one of 15 Finalists in the Activating Empathy competition
Sub Conference: Education  and  Arts

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Games
Ira Liss

Ira Liss co-founded and currently runs AOK, a “social game for social good” played online, on iOS and Android mobile devices and out in the real world. AOK converts player engagement into charitable donations, and offers virtual and real rewards to players that post, share, "like" and comment on Acts and Observations of Kindness.
Sub Conference: Education

 How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Chinese Education System 
Xueqin Jiang

Xueqin Jiang has been designing and implementing a specialized curriculum for Chinese students planning to study in American colleges and universities. He is deputy principle of the Peking High International Division, which aims to educate China's next generation of educators, writers, and thinkers by teaching them empathy and creativity.
Sub Conference: Education

How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
 Anthony Cody

 Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning. With education at a crossroads, he invites you to join him in a dialogue on education reform and teaching for change and deep learning.  He organized the SaveOurSchoolsMarch.com to Washington DC.

We talked about the problems in the education system and how empathy can solve them.  Sub Conferences: Education 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Alan Seid

Empathy does not mean agreement.
Empathy has a quality of following - it's not leading.
Keep learning about empathy.
What are the obstacles to deepening empathy? Speed. Being in our heads.
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Psychotherapy
Joseph Burgo

Joseph Burgo has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist.

The empathic person is a bit like a sponge, absorbing a part of the other person's emotional experience and feeling it inside. The opposite would be indifference and self-absorption because they make it impossible to absorb the feelings of another person.  I suppose the metaphor would be narcissus and his reflection in the mirror.

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC 
Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton is owner of Interpersonal Neurobiology and Needs-Based Communication. She offers classes, workshops, teleseminars and one-on-one sessions bringing together empathy and resonance with an understanding of the brain for sustainable change that feels good. 

How to build empathy?
1. Lots of education on our own Interpersonal Neurobiology - how our systems work in relationship, what resonance is, how it calms us, how to recognize it.  2. An exploration of the way emotions affect us physically, in particular rage and shame...
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Jim Manske

Jim Manske is a Compassionate Communications (NVC) trainer at RadicalCompassion.org.  He says, empathy is like being a tracker that is following the trail or a delicious banquet, the opposite is a mechanic that is trying to fix everything.

How can we build a culture of empathy? Supporting people in creating a life-serving system within themselves, in their primary relationship, family, workplace, neighborhood, and community. Creating systems that reframe conflict as a necessary part of growth and learning while creating a framework for resolving conflict in a life-serving way.  
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Jori Manske

Jim and Jori Manske offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational transformation, coaching, mentoring and classes in integrating Compassionate-Nonviolent Communications (NVC).  Jori says Empathy is like; 2 hearts beating together, a salve for the heart, or walking with another in sync. Punishment and domination are the antithesis.

How to
build empathy?

Clarity of awareness and intention - what is empathy and why it matters. Cultural change can happen in a society within one generation if children have a model of empathy, and education is a collaborative exploration.
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Sub Conference: NVC

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC
Irmtraud Kauschat

Irmtraud Kauschat is a medical doctor in Germany who works with alternative medicine, Compassionate Communication (NVC) and restorative conflict processes. She uses empathy in her medical practice and has done conflict mediation in Kenya.


Empathy is like creating bridges between people.  The opposite is like a big river between people where they are separated.
Sub Conference: NVC

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Mentoring
Daniel Bassill

Daniel Bassill is founder of Tutor/Mentor Connection and CEO of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC/
 

Sympathy = random acts of kindness. The philanthropic systems of support for charity are built more on sympathy than empathy, thus they are not consistent streams of support that are required to solve
complex problems in many places. 

How to build a culture of empathy?  a) information collection. b) advertising/public awareness to increase number looking at info. c) facilitation/building understanding = like what happens in faith groups every week. d) action – people using ideas in many places, where they provide time, talent, dollars, leadership, advocacy, etc. to help kids to careers.
Sub Conference: Education

 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Bridget Cooper 1

    Bridget Cooper is Professor of Education at the University of Sunderland in the UK. Bridget has taught for 31 years in schools, adult education and Higher Education in various capacities across the age and attainment range. 
Author: Empathy in Education: Engagement, values and achievement
Sub Conference: Education
Sub Conference: Science
 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Dara Feldman

  Dara Feldman is Director of Education and a Master Facilitator for The Virtues Project, offering keynotes, workshops and retreats transforming school culture and empowering students, educators and families to thrive. 
Sub Conference: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Allison Goldstein

 Managing Director of the Compassionate Listening Project and founder of the Free Listening Project of Puget Sound. Compassionate Listening Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to transform conflict and create powerful cultures of peace.  
Sub Conference: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Stan Davis

Stan Davis has worked for human rights in many different ways. In the 1960s he worked in the US Civil Rights movement. As a social worker and child and family therapist in the 1970s and 1980s, he worked with abused, traumatized, and grieving children and trained Child Protective Workers. - "Exciting! We can sustain level of empathy and concern that younger kids have for mistreated peers by helping them find safe, positive ways of helping, and they can sustain the level of empathy into adulthood rather than lose it."
Sub Conference: Education

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in the Justice System
Sylvia Clute

I am an author and attorney in Richmond, Va., presently engaged in the creation and implementation of a unitive justice system in a high school. Author Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality: A Call for a Compassionate Revolution.
Sub Conference: Justice

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Joan Duffell

Joan Cole Duffell is Executive Director of Committee for Children, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety, well-being and social development of children through the provision and support of research-based educational programs for educators, families and communities. 
Sub Conference: Education

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Noble Kelly

Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education.
Sub Conference: Education
 
 

Panel 009-A: How to Build a Culture of Empathy in the Justice System? 

 

Panelist:  Victoria Pynchon

Panelist:  Joe Brummer

Convener:  Edwin Rutsch
We follow-up talking about Victoria's
Forbes article and explore How to Build a Culture of Empathy in the Legal and Justice System.
Sub Conference: Justice

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy? 
Kim Wright

Publisher/Managing Editor at CuttingEdgeLaw.com
Studied Law at University of Florida

What if Lawyers were Empathic Peacemakers, Problem Solvers, and Healers of Conflicts?
Sub Conference: Justice

 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
 Lorraine Segal

 

Welcome to Conflict Remedy, Journey to the Heart of Communication. I am a communication and forgiveness coach, mediator, trainer, and facilitator.  I share ideas and stories to help you transform and heal your challenging communications.  
Sub Conference: Justice

 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy/Compassion?
 
Jannet Ann Leggett

 

Founder of Canadians for Compassion: The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves... It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain.

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Founder Canadians4Compassion.org

 
 

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Emily Gould

 

Empathic Mediation and Empathic Communication
Beneath the positions and strategies of people in conflict lies a magnetic field of possibility, our common humanity, ready to invite resolution. Empathic Mediation is a structure for resolving conflict that taps into this rich source of resolution with empathy.
Sub Conference: Justice

 
 

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Joe Brummer

 

We discuss the article which was critical of empathy: Great Negotiators Think With Heads, Not Hearts - Empathy Can Subvert Human Well-Being - Forbes - by Victoria Pynchon. The article’s use of the word “empathy” not congruent with Joe’s understanding of the latest research from people like Frans De Waal, Author of “Age of Empathy” or Jeremy Rifkin, Author of the Empathetic Civilisation, or Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz the author’s of “Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered”
Sub Conference: Justice

 
 

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with the Arts
Rhonda Morton

 

If we use the body data, and our body knowledge, and our body wisdom to increase that connection, to increase that empathy, decrease the violence, we can have world peace....  So please join me, become an Empathy Ambassador too.
Sub Conference: Arts

 
 

Dialogs on Building a Culture of Empathy with Art Therapy 
Gillian Vellet

  Gillian has an interdisciplinary background in dance, art education, fine art, expressive arts therapies, shamanic studies, cultural studies, art psychotherapy, biodanza dance movement, massage therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, and visceral manipulation.  Gillian's 14 years of Art Psychotherapy & counseling experience specialization...
Sub Conference: Arts

Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Education
Blair Ryan

Empathyfactory.com   'The mission of the Empathy Factory is to instill a sense of empathy and a philanthropic spirit in Nova Scotia’s youth. To build a generation of generous, conscientious humanitarians. To empower children to effect the world and be socially conscious global citizens'
Sub Conference: Education

 Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Jim Lew

Jim Lew is an educator, author, and diversity trainer from Chicago. Jim  was the keynote speaker at the 'Fostering Empathy in Our Schools' Symposium held at the Ashoka Center in New York. Jim shares his perspectives on how empathy, diversity, and innovation combine to take hold in a school and school system.

Sub Conferences: Education

 

 
 

Panel 14: 1440 Challenge Semi-Finalists Building Empathy Together #2

Laura McMullin
Ingrid Stabb
James Hadlock
Mary Ann Brussal
Edwin Rutsch
In this panel, five Semi-Finalists in the 1440 Challenge came together to dialog about their respective projects and how they nurture and foster empathy in our society. Each participant shared their work and then other panelists responded. Responses included: empathic listening, reflection about the project, rephrasing or restating what we heard, support, curiosity and questions about the project.
 
 

Panel 13: 1440 Challenge Participants Building Empathy Together

David A. Levine
Sura Hart
Molly Rowan
Edwin Rutsch
In this panel, four participants in the 1440 Challenge come together to dialog about their respective projects and how they nurture and foster empathy in our society. Each participant shared their work and then other panelists responded.

Responses included: empathic listening, reflection about the project, rephrasing or restating what we heard, support, curiosity and questions about the project. We then made connections and collaborative plans for how we can work together to raise the level of empathy in society.

 
 

 Empathy and Humane Education  
Zoe Weil

I talked with Zoe Weil, founder and president of Institute for Humane Education about how empathy and compassion relates to her work with Humane Education.  Author, The Power & Promise of Humane Education

Empathy doesn't just come from within us. We are susceptible to the situations and systems we are in.  To build a culture of empathy, we have to make sure the systems in place, food systems, transportation systems, clothing, product systems are humane and sustainable. Sub Conference: Education

 
 

Empathy, Meditation, Barack Obama, Justice & Law
Charles Halpern

   Edwin's interview with Charles Halpern. 'He is a scholar in Residence at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, is a public interest entrepreneur, an innovator in legal education, a pioneer in the public interest law movement, and a long-time meditator. Charles Halpern has been leading a movement to promote  mindfulness and empathy in the practice of law.'
 
 

Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement -
Opening Reception - Overview

  Edwin's quest for building a culture of empathy. How does Empathy relate to Forgiveness and Atonement? Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement, Book Reception at David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA.

I attended this 'Beyond Forgiveness' book reception last night and asked some of the authors about the nature of empathy. Mr. Empathy Rabbit encourages everyone to not eat anyone that has a face or a mother.  Ten contributors were in attendance; Huston Smith, Jacob Needleman, Rev. Heng Sure, Stephanie Van Hook, Michael Nagler, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Diane Hennacy Powell, Phil Cousineau, Sheryl Fullerton, Rich Meyer

 
 

 Building a Culture of Empathy
Michael Lerner

It's great to try to build a culture of empathy. I think part of doing that ought to be simultaneously to be articulating a politics of empathy, and that's what I'm doing with the Network of Spiritual Progressives and Tikkun Magazine. Author of The Left Hand of God: Healing America's Political and Spiritual Crisis.

Sub Conference: Interfaith
 
 

Building a Culture of Empathy in the Justice and Legal System
Peter Gabel

 

We social change activists need to move forward in a way that manifests, respect, concern and care.  That doesn't dominantly manifest anger, bitterness, resentment and rage....  We need to become militant empathy advocates.
Sub Conference: Justice


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