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2024 Common Reading Book: The Courage of Compassion: A Journey from Judgment to Connection by Robin Steinberg


How would you like to be judged for the rest of your life by the worst thing you’ve ever done?

We all think we are compassionate just like we all think we are honest. But true compassion is not innate. Compassion for others, especially those that we don’t know or understand, must be learned.

Our lack of compassion is perhaps most extreme in the exercise of criminal justice, where a person’s entire life, worth, and character are judged through the myopic lens of a single act. But no one, says Robin Steinberg, should be reduced to their worst moment.

Spotlighting the Bail Project

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Discover Robin Steinberg and her insights into bail flaws:

A glimpse at the journey behind The Courage of Compassion:

Hear more from Robin Steinberg

Listen to a preview and become familiar with the book!

An enlightening podcast with Robin Steinberg on We Are Human Leaders:

Further insights and updates from Robin's work:

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