Explain when and how Sister Prejean practices active listening- talk less, get rid of distractions, don't judge prematurely, and look for key ideas.

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Here is a quote from Sister Prejean that demonstrates her ability to LISTEN to people, empathize, and reflect. It is the perfect example of how she puts aside her own upbringing, focuses on the person instead of herself, and refrains from premature judgement: 

“I keep thinking of the gifts of my own upbringing, which I once took for granted: I can read any book I choose and comprehend it. I can write a complete sentence and punctuate it correctly. If I need help, I can call on judges, attorneys, educators, ministers. I wonder what I would be like if I had grown up without such protections and supports. What cracks would have turned up in my character?”


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Dead Man Walking

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