Empathic Communities: Educating for Justice

Empathic Communities This book examines the pedagogical and curricular implications of educating for empathy. Empathy is described as consisting of both cognitive and affective elements. Building on the inherent potential for relationality, professionals engaging empathy bring respectful humility into their encounters that can facilitate intercultural understanding in a diversifying and complex world. 

Michael Blair, Executive Minister for Communities in Ministry at the United Church of Canada, says "Empathic Communities is a helpful and liberating conversation on one of the most crucial skills necessary for practitioners in the helping professions. Selles offers a careful and rational argument for empathy as a critical skill and paradigm for all caring relationships, drawing from the experience of the medical profession . . . As a Clergy person and denominational staff, I would recommend this book as required text for all engaged in ministry formation." 

Johanna Selles is Associate Professor of Christian Education at Emmanuel College.  For more information, click this link. Empathic Communities

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