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About Lennon Flowers

Lennon Flowers serves as Community Director for Ashoka’s Start Empathy Initiative, where she spends her time thinking about, talking about, and writing about empathy, and getting others to do the same. 

Articles by Lennon Flowers

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Empathy: lots of lessons but no final words

What can we learn from two weeks of debate?  Empathy must be used to correct injustice, not simply to understand it or feel its associated pain. This is the final article in our series on empathy and transformation

Roots of empathy: an interview with Mary Gordon

Empathy is central to education for democracy, and it can be “caught not taught” among children in schools. This is the the fourth in our series of articles about empathy and transformation.

Introducing empathy

Is the “empathy revolution” just a passing fad or the key to peace and social justice? This is the first in a week-long series of articles on empathy and transformation.

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