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As journalist Mark Hertsgaard told us in a recent piece on climate change, “You may say that you’re...

As journalist Mark Hertsgaard told us in a recent piece on climate change, “You may say that you’re not interested in politics, but believe me: politics is interested...

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Barry Michels on EMPATHY

Barry Michels “There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist the urge to avert our eyes—particularly when we hold this suffering up in contrast to the privilege and protection that so many of us enjoy. But as stark as the contrast, there really isn't much of a relationship between the two, and the incipient guilt of feeling like you have too much in relationship to the have nots does nothing to help.”
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Empathy: The Power to Reconcile Guilt

There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist...

Sandy Santana on HOW LAWYERS ARE CHANGING THE LIVES OF FOSTER KIDS

Sandy Santana “For some children, foster care is a life-saving experience. But of the half-a-million-plus children in the U.S. who are in foster care, too many are failed by the system: sent far from their homes and siblings, made to endure horrific abuse and neglect, moved through dozens of homes and institutions.”
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How Lawyers Are Changing the Lives of Foster Kids—and Creating a Model for Change

For some children, foster care is a life-saving experience. But of the half-a-million-plus children in the U.S. who are...