Edwin Rutsch is founder of the Culture of Empathy and has spent the last couple of decades spreading empathy, helping to bridge social and political divides. He has built an academic empathy training literature database, and has launched himself as a politician. In this conversation, we discuss his journey, his driving purpose, the value of empathy in life and politics, the Empathy Circle that he co-created with Lidewij Niezink, his Empathy Tent actions and much more.
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