Smith explores “Empathy as a Political Virtue”

How we as a nation can restore empathy post-election was the question posed Sunday, Nov. 6, by Professor of Religion Brian Smith at Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fond du Lac.

“The current election campaign has frayed the deeper bonds of unity among us as citizens since we are losing the capacity to feel and understand the experiences of those with whom we disagree politically,” Smith stated in a presentation titled “Empathy as a Political Virtue.”

According to Smith, pastors and other religious clergy should take part in “rekindling political empathy needs their support as we move beyond Nov. 8th to rebuild reconciliation across party
lines.”

Click here to read his entire presentation.


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