Tribalism

We hear a lot these days about how tribalism is increasing–us vs them, reds vs blues, etc. Along with this, […]

Empathy in 1847

A friend shared on Facebook a beautiful story of empathy from one oppressed people for another. The BBC told about […]

Moral Imagination

There is a beautiful article in the Opinion section of the New York Times that never uses the word empathy, […]

Empathy can hurt

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to deliberately subject yourself to pain. Which is what you’re doing if you’re an empathetic […]

Empathy for animals

A reader of the last blog post commented that empathy for animals is equally as important as empathy for humans. […]

Empathy for a bird

That’s right, for a bird. One tiny, meaningless little gull provoked a great deal of empathy among a group of […]

The Age of Empathy?

My son Zack just shared this article with me. It’s fascinating and thought-provoking, and highly recommended. It’s called, Six Habits […]

Science and Empathy

I just finished listening to a broadcast of a fascinating radio show about empathy, from a scientific viewpoint, that aired […]

Empathy in 6 words

Michele Norris of NPR has created an elegant, brilliant way to get the conversation on race kick-started again. It’s called […]

The Line Between

The empathy symbol is defined by the line between the two halves of the symbol, portraying two groups who would […]

Empathetic Rats

A friend sent me a very interesting link to a report about empathy in rats. I was interested for 2 […]

MILK for MLK Day

We just watched the movie “Milk” this evening, and it occurred to me afterward what an appropriate thing this was […]

Gay stigma fading away

Good news on the empathy front! New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow reports on the Gallup research organization’s findings […]

Empathy for Evil?

Are we required to have empathy for those who are evil? I recently watched the movie Hotel Rwanda. This is, […]

Haiti Vs. Congo

I was going to write about how the overwhelming response to the earthquake disaster in Haiti gives us clear evidence […]

empathy in kids

It was about 10 years ago, when I was volunteering in my son’s 6th grade classroom. It was Ramadan, and […]

being homeless

I got to experience a little bit of empathy for what it feels like to be homeless recently. My church […]

Majority/Minority

It ‘s good to experience being in the minority sometimes, if you are usually of the majority. My childhood experience […]