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Sustained Dialogue Empathy Essay Contest

Finding Common Ground

Veronica Brooks | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Veronica Brooks

Then, we began discussing how we both believed deeply that all children can learn. How we both believed there were ineffective teachers that needed to be removed from classrooms, but how the majority of teachers are good and just need more support and feedback to be even better.

Empathy and the Value of Living With Ambiguity

Sarah Doerrer | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Sarah Doerrer

That struck me so, so hard... how could the faith I cherished so strongly also be the faith that spurred people in rejecting their fellow human beings in ways that were practically antithetical to compassion?

A New, Completely Unfamiliar World

John Alexander | Posted 05.17.2013 | College
John Alexander

In 1968, I heard something at a conference on poverty and race in America that I continuously reflect on and explore. At that conference, we were seeking to understand the riots that were ripping cities apart through the '60s.

I Think It Might Be Empathy

Ekene Agu | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Ekene Agu

Of late, I have experienced a certain recurring sensation, one of dissonance, vulnerability and courage. I am not sure what it is but I think it might be empathy.