DEMOCRACY WILL DIE WITHOUT PARTICIPATION AND AN OPEN DIALOGUE.
Would you listen to your enemy?
EMPATHY TENT PROJECT
We believe that we need to always have a genuine dialogue with each other, regardless of the differences in our moral worldviews because we must find a way to move past political position-taking and address the challenges that we all face in a healthy and sustainable way. Otherwise, we keep letting hate, violence and fear to define our actions and we all know how this usually ends. For that reason, we have partnered with the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy to be part of the Empathy Tent Project. The idea is to listen to all sides and promote facilitated and constructive dialogue via Empathy Circles in the public square -as we did in Trumphobia- and also online. By doing this, we show how it’s possible to engage in constructive dialogue among people who have different views, and we help people to breakdown stereotypes and see each other as people, not as ideological representatives. On top of that, we promote finding common ground to solve problems without wasting time screaming at each other.