Publisher and Editor: James R. Doty
Editor-in-chief: Elizabeth Pyjov
Managing Editor: Emma Seppala
Associate Editor: Maaheem Akhtar
Assistant Editors: Melanie Long, Mark Neenan, Joseph Shivers, Sarah Stanley
Assistant Copy Editors: Dent Gitchel, Jana Pallis, Emily Wright
Contributing Writers: Paul Anderson, Richard Avery, Jennifer Block, Gonzalo Brito, Bruce Cahan, James Doty, Kul Gautam, Dent Gitchel, Blair Howell, Justin Homer, Christine Hsu, Ben Lazarus, Sejal Kapadia, Sara Konrath, Scott Kriens, Daniel Martin, Kelly McGonigal, Walter Moss, Mark Neenan, Elizabeth Pyjov, David Raether, Erika Rosenberg, Emma Seppala, Seth Adam Smith, Matthew Skinta, Heather Stang, Susan Stuntzner, Eric Walton
The first publication of its kind, Compassion Journal offers a comprehensive view of compassion in its many forms — including how compassion is expressed in the arts and literature, the latest in the science of compassion, and the gift of compassion in the daily lives of people all over the world. It is an international online journal that answers the question “What is compassion?” from many different sides.
The publication is organized and published by the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.
Compassion Journal is a good resource for all those interested in compassion. It provides a source of support for people who are committed to compassion and who challenge themselves to be compassionate each day.
Compassion Journal is here to:
1. INSPIRE compassion in DAILY LIFE
2. BUILD a WORLD COMMUNITY around compassion
3. HONOR compassion’s MULTI-DIMENSIONALITY
4. Make compassion EDUCATION accessible to all
No single description or representation tells the whole story of what compassion is, so this Journal tells different kinds of stories. It tells stories of science, stories of social exchange, stories of literature, cinema, politics and history, and their sets of meanings and relations in light of compassion.
Rather than address compassion as something that Buddhists practice, scientists research, or psychologists study, we will allow multiple modes of access into compassion to help people think about compassion in a more expanded way. We hope that reading this journal will help you see how compassion relates to and is essential to every part of life.