We hold Restorative Empathy Circles for individuals and
groups that are in conflict. These groups can support a wide variety of
Restorative Empathy Circles with Democrats and Republicans bring the
different political parties and political movements together.
This was our first Restorative
Empathy Circle with Democrats and Republicans. We asked; what is your
most important value and how did it become important to you, how does your
value relate to empathy and how can we foster empathic connection and
understanding across political lines? There seemed to be a consensus
about the importance of fostering empathy and compassion in society. We
learned a lot about refining and developing the circle process for the
next time. Unfortunately we had a bit of computer technical problems with
Skype, audio, etc.
Edwin Rutsch: Facilitator - Director of the Center for Building
a Culture of Empathy.