Prayer luncheon puts emphasis on empathy

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Empathy is not a weakness but a critical tool in decision-making and diplomacy, a crowd of several hundred was told Thursday afternoon at a Dallas luncheon marking the National Day of Prayer.

“Empathy allows you to get past the hostility and rage and win the hearts and minds of people,” said Douglas Johnston, president and founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. “The U.S. must embrace that as we enter this multipolar world.”…


“We see that empathy is a basic condition

to resolving human conflict”