(RNS) — Researchers say empathy is not only a biological instinct, but also a skill human beings can learn and improve upon.
(RNS) — Too many white Christians sacrifice the gospel’s radical solidarity with the poor and oppressed with comfortable, self-serving ideologies, writes John Gehring.
New Yorkers wear mirrored boxes on their heads in his impressive video short from Tribeca Film Festival.
Speaking briefly about his son, Mark Barden also, in a moving demonstration of grace, expressed compassion for Adam Lanza and told the audience the simple thing he hoped we'd do.
Other people's moments of crisis and pain are not opportunities for you to unburden your own soul.
Those offering empathy to the oft-forgotten -- women giving birth behind bars -- speak, through their actions, that same word of peace, a word that gives Easter morning hope to a world that's too often chained to injustice, indifference, and seemingly meaningless suffering.
Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal speaks with RNS about the Bill Nye and Ken Ham creationism debate, "selfish genes," and what humanists can learn from religion.