In February 2015, LAMP hosted its first symposium dedicated to the topic of “compassion.” The following panelists shared their personal experiences of and scholarly expertise about compassion, approaching the topic from different critical lenses: personal/group identities; the histories, preferences, and practices of various faith traditions; the implications of ethical and social responsibility and cultural awareness; and the available evidence of compassion as a leverage for effective and sustainable social change.
► Jacqueline J. Royster, Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology
► Jan Love, Dean, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
► Kenneth J. Knoespel, McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology
► William H. Foege, Recipient of the Allen Prize for Social Courage
► E. Brooks Holifield, Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Church History Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
► Tom Key, Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit
► Elizabeth Corrie, Director, Youth Theological Initiative, Candler School of Theology
► Yehezkel Landaum Associate Professor of Interfaith Relations, Hartford Seminary
► Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor, Contemporary Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation, Candler School of Theology Emory University
► Lawrence Foster, Professor, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
► John M. Klink, President, International Catholic Migration Commission, Inc.
► Rosetta E. Ross, Professor of Religion, Spelman College
► Consuelo L. Campbell, Associate Director, Mental Health Initiative—Liberia, The Carter Center
► Jeremy Cole, Managing Director, Southeast Region, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
► Ali Asani, Professor, Indo-Muslim and Islamic, Religion and Cultures, Harvard University