Leah Green & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion

Leah Green is Founder and Executive Director of the Compassionate Listening Project. She has led 26 training delegations to Israel/Palestine, speaks and writes about Middle East peace-building, and has produced three documentaries about the conflict. Contributor to the book: Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening.


Leah shared many personal stories about the power of empathy and compassion. How to build a culture of empathy? Training, I just believe that we need to integrate programs starting in school – meaning preschool, kindergarten, whatever age…and consistently include these programs at every level. For parents, I also think it would be incredibly helpful if every family had to have “training” before they have children. Sub Conference: Education