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Edwin Rutsch,   Invitation to be my Empathy Buddy.
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"Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and  connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives." Oprah Winfrey




Thank you for your interest and support of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion. As the founder, I am working to do all I can to promote empathy and compassion in our world.

As part of that effort, I have been working at community organizing and widening my personal network of people who value and support a more empathic society. If you value empathy and compassion, I am asking you to be my Empathy Buddy (friend) on Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, etc..


I look forward to personally connecting with you and working together to build a culture of empathy and compassion.


Edwin Rutsch
Founding Director
Center for Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion


"Empathy is the only human superpower - it can shrink distance, cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences, and provoke political and social change." Elizabeth Thomas


"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us "universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."  Albert Einstein