Empathy: What the World Needs Now

Empathy: What the World Needs Now

October 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Center
1501 S. Layton Blvd. (S. 27th St. and Greenfield Ave.)
Milwaukee, WI 53215


Sister Dusty Farnan, OP

Coordinator, Justice & Peace Office



So many people feel disconnected and alienated from others. Our Justice and Peace Office will address this disconnect with a workshop on Wednesday, October 17, that will explore the ability to empathize and be present to others in the moment. The Nonviolent Living Committee is pleased to welcome Linda Gaughan for “Empathy: What Our World Needs Now.” The workshop will explore behaviors that prevent us from being empathetically present with others, and practice ways of giving and receiving empathy.

Ms. Gaughan has a master’s degree in pastoral studies from St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and a certificate from the Casa Romero Spiritual Mentoring Program. She has studied and practiced the nonviolent communication approaches developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg for two years and she coordinates nonviolent communication practice groups around Waukesha, Wisconsin. She is involved with the social justice committee at her church and facilitates retreats for homeless women through the Ignatian Spirituality Project.

The empathy workshop will include interactive presentations, and small and large group sharing. Advance registration is not required and there is no fee to attend; a free will offering will be gratefully accepted.