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Sunday 2 February 2014

Empathy Library http://empathylibrary.com/

For some years, researchers have shown that reading fiction increases empathy. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/sep/07/reading-fiction-empathy-study 

In his call for support of libraries, author Neil Gaiman said “Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.”  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming

The Empathy Library is founded on the belief that empathy can transform our own lives and our society.  Only a few weeks old, it has already featured in many of the professional journals.  It needs people to join and add reviews of books and films.   For more information go to http://empathylibrary.com/

Nella Pickup

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