Building a Culture of Empathy

Building a Culture of Empathy

8/1/21 - 8/7/21

Creating understanding and compassion, empathy is critical in navigating our world and building community. Empathy might have a reputation associated with emotionality or sentimentality, but what does it look like in action, from improving health care via the doctor-patient relationship and fostering strong childhood development to implementing effective public policy and leading through times of crisis?

Instilling and normalizing empathy has the potential to help us connect across our most polarizing differences and survive our most tragic times, so how can we work together to build a lasting culture of empathy?

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Building a Culture of Empathy
  • Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows - Sunday

    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served c...

  • Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows - Monday

    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served c...

  • Cheryl Strayed

    Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the host of the New York Times podcast “Sugar Calling” and also “Dear Sugars,” which she co-hosted with Steve Almond, and for many years the voice of “Dear Sugar,” the popular advice column at The Rumpus. With empathy ...

  • Brian D. McLaren

    Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.

    Brian is a faculty member of The Livin...

  • Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows - Tuesday

    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served c...

  • Frans de Waal

    Frans B. M. de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates, whose latest research concerns empathy and cooperation, inequity aversion and social cognition in chimpanzees, bonobos and other species. His career, particu...

  • Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows - Wednesday

    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served c...

  • Jackie Acho

    Jackie Acho founded The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, in 2005. She has worked for technology, industrial, academic, nonprofit, and economic development clients on a variety of issues, with particular focus on growth and innovation, strategy, and leadership development for...

  • Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows - Thursday

    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served c...

  • Courtney Cogburn

    Courtney Cogburn is co-director of the Columbia School of Social Work’s Justice, Equity, Technology (JET) Lab, and the lead creator of “1000 Cut Journey,” an immersive virtual reality experience simulating the experience of Blacks facing racism, discrimination and systemic brutality. At Chautauqu...

  • Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows - Friday

    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served c...