Civil Dialogue and Citizenship
Navigating Our Deepest Differences
Lesson II. What is Civil Dialogue? Let's Practice
Step 4. Practice Empathy
Divide into groups of two. For 2-3 minutes, think about a time when your values were challenged and it made you uncomfortable.
Partner 1 will go first. In 1-2 minutes, describe to partner 2 a time when you felt your values were challenged and you felt uncomfortable.
After partner 1 finishes describing the uncomfortable situation, partner 2 repeats the story back to partner 1 from the first person perspective, as if partner 2 experienced the situation.
Then switch roles.