Schools Join Empathy and Compassion Debate

Positive News   
September 1st, 2012


By Tom Lawson.

Are human beings compassionate or selfish? Does caring for others really make you less stressed? Do you have to be ruthless to succeed in life?

Three hundred 15–18 year-olds from schools across the UK are to explore these and other questions during the Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference Youth Gathering, which takes place at London’s Southbank Centre on 22 November 2012.

A series of free talks, debates, question and answer sessions, and interactive workshops led by world-renowned scientists and educators, will examine the human capacity for empathy and compassion.

The event is being organised by Mind with Heart – a new international charity promoting altruism in young people – and several like-minded partners, and will precede a two-day compassion conference for health and education professionals.

Read the full story at Positive News.

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One Response to “Schools Join Empathy and Compassion Debate”

  • Carol Engler says:

    I’ve designed a new concept: empathic education. It is the belief that empathy can be taught and the evidence base is neuroscience…empathy neurons in the brain.
    3 minute clip on homepage. Take a look.
    Dr Carol Engler, associate professor, Ashland University, Columbus OH

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