Empathy and Compassion in Society Youth Gathering

Venue: Southbank Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2012
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Isn’t compassion for wimps? Don’t you have to be ruthless to succeed in life? Does caring for others really make you less stressed? Is everyone capable of feeling empathy? How do gang members become peacemakers?

Over 300 teenagers will get the chance to put these questions and more to some of the world’s leading experts on empathy and compassion at a groundbreaking conference in London in November.

The speakers addressing secondary school students will include neuroscientist and empathy specialist Tania Singer, theologian Karen Armstrong, initiator of the Charter for Compassion, co-founder of Action for Happiness and headmaster of Wellington College Anthony Seldon, and Yotam Heineberg, who works with gang members-turned-peacemakers.

Participating schools are invited to make empathy and compassion the hot topic of the next academic year. They will gather on Thursday 22nd November at the London Southbank Centre near Westminster. Early registration ends on 1st May.


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