12 Local to Global Justice teach in: Radical Empathy

This is the ’12 Local to Global Justice teach in by Dr. Randall Amster, author of The Criminalization of Homelessness. 2-25-12


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Empathy is a radical concept. Sometimes the word radical is unnecessary, it’s embedded in the notion. Empathy, as a working concept, if we actually put it into practice in our lives, would be among the most radical things we could do in this world.



Radical Empathy – A Starting Point
science is catching up
interesting that science lags behind common sense
it’s the cutting edge of science
thinking of ethics from a different point
individualization of our struggles – our own pursuits
healing and renewal – we need to socialize our burdens