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?
Almost 300 secondary school students from twelve schools gathered at the London Southbank Centre on Thursday 22 November to interact with internationally-renowned scientists, thinkers and change makers on the topic of empathy and compassion in contemporary society.
Videos of the event are now available.
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The Youth Gathering is an associated event of the not-for-profit professional conference Empathy and Compassion in Society. It is organised by the education charities Mind with Heart, with the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom and the Charter for Compassion.