Cultivate Empathy to Prevent Mass Shootings

In 2018, we witnessed yet another mass shooting in Pittsburg synagogue which is being investigated as a hate crime. Hate is an extreme emotion of dislike carried within our personality. But still government tries to address it through regulating external factors like gun control. While this can be an effective approach, our real enemy is the hate that lives within our hearts. If we truly want to create non-violent society, we need to cultivate empathy for all independent of race, religion, nationality, species etc. We don't dream of a community where people don't commit crime because they don't have guns. We dream of a community where people don't commit crime because they have empathy in their hearts. To create this dream a reality, we need programs that promote empathy, compassion and love in our communities. Let's come together in remembrance of Pittsburgh shooting victims and ask Berkeley Council and Peace & Justice Commission to create year-round empathy-based programs in Berkeley.
If you are interested in becoming Empathy Educator for this project, please contact us at nilang@cultivateempathyforall.org