Innovative ways of addressing empathy

Dylan McGarry (learning forward) listens to a participant at the recent Forum

Dylan McGarry (to left of window) listens to a participant at the recent Forum

The recent meeting of the Peace Education Forum was led by Dylan McGarry, who is a specialist in the use of Social Sculpture with diverse groups.  This works enables participants to achieve greater empathy, using their thoughts, feelings and experiences as the material from which the sculpture is formed.

One of the purposes of the Forum is to develop a wider range of skills and techniques that member organisations can use in their work.  Another role is that of fostering collaboration amongst organisations; the next Forum will deal directly with that.