Fostering Empathy Through Stories

October 1, 2014
By: 
Allison Duvall

Refugees resettled through our New Bern affiliate, Interfaith Refugee Ministry of the Diocese of East Carolina, recently contributed their stories to the Cogs and Wheels Project’s STORIES exhibition. An artist planned the installation, gathering story material through boxes that were placed around town, inviting people to submit true stories either signed or anonymously. The purpose of the Cogs and Wheels Project is to foster empathy by creating a more caring, welcoming environment. Many refugees shared their work to add to the wonderful diversity of stories.