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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Molly Rowan Leach


Molly Rowan & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Restorative Justice

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





Molly Rowan Leach Interviews Edwin Rutsch about Restorative Justice & Building A Culture of Empathy 

 Molly Rowan Leach, Dialogue Host: Restorative Justice on The Rise will be hosting a discussion with me Nov 1. You can join in live.  2012-13 SERIES SCHEDULE & ARCHIVES:

Hi Edwin,
I am delighted we'll be conversing with the council today at 1pmPST....and wanted to share with you the general idea I have of where we might go.... After I say a few words of welcome and etc, I'll introduce you and would love to start with:

1. What brought you to create the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy and to devote your time to this project? Special stories? Personal?  Otherwise? What has informed your journey to offer such a valuable service and hub for the world?

Personal with Family - argued, but now try to empathize and advocate for a culture of empathy.

2. What do you see happening with Justice right now?

Obama and a supreme court justice that has empathy

3. What is Restorative justice, or restorative practices, to you?
What elements does it embody that retributive justice does not?

4. How do empathy and restorative practices interconnect?

5. How does virtual technology support this movement and its implementation?

6. Tell us all about the Restorative Empathy Circles
(including how people might get involved, what you've seen thus far, i.e, with Republican Democrat circles, etc)


Molly Rowan Leach & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Restorative Justice



  • 00:00 Introduction

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