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Fetzer Blog

Sep 16, 2014

Interest in the topic of forgiveness has been on the rise—and markedly so since 1998. As a researcher, this has been extremely important to my work, but it’s also important for daily life.

Sep 11, 2014

Forgiveness. How many battles, deaths, destructions of societies could have been avoided over the millennia if forgiveness had been embraced as a mode of behavior?

Sep 02, 2014

This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors of

Sep 17

Interest in the topic of #forgiveness has been on the rise. Researcher Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet shares the data and what may be driving this interest.

Sep 17

Congratulations to We Love Reading, a 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education - WISE winner! Read about their work and our partnership here: http://bit.ly/1Dkj1Rm #WISEAward

Sep 17

#Love is fed by the imagination, by which we become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nobler than we are; by which we can see Life as a whole; by which, and by which alone, we can understand others in their real as in their ideal relations. --Oscar Wilde

Sep 16

A little Loving Kindness Meditation goes a long way!

Sep 16

Poets and philosophers may be the mystics of our day, writes On Being with Krista Tippett guest contributor Yahia Lababidi. Beautiful post!

Sep 16

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a #transformation. --Jiddu Krishnamurti Photo: greyerbaby via Morguefile.com

Sep 15

Congratulations to Naropa University, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in style with a Radical #Compassion Symposium!

Sep 15

This seemed a perfect fit for today. ; ) Thanks Project Happiness!

Sep 15

I believe that the world was created and approved by #love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. --Wendell Berry Photo: Cas Cornelissen via Unsplash.com

Sep 14

I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep. --Willa Cather Photo: Dave Odette

Sep 13

The Forgiveness Project’s “The F Word” exhibit of images and personal narratives exploring #forgiveness in the face of atrocity will be at American University in Washington, DC, September 15–26. Stop by if you're in the area.

Sep 13

To #love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. –-Leo Buscaglia

Sep 12

Interesting findings here, including how different political views emphasize different moral values and validation of moral contagion.

Sep 12

"I stand here as proof that violence isn't inherent in one's religion or race, and the son does not have to follow the ways of his father." ICYMI--a must-see TED Talk. http://on.ted.com/f0Rnv

Sep 12

The universe is shot through in all parts by a single sort of #love. --Kabir Photo from our public retreat center, GilChrist

Sep 11

Leave it to Playing For Change (and John Lennon) to unite us through music and help us to imagine peace. Beautiful!

Sep 11

On the anniversary of 9/11, Alison Crowther shares how she came to new understandings of #forgiveness after the loss of her son, Welles Crowther.

Sep 10

The Red Bandanna Project manifested itself with an almost #spiritual force that told Alison Crowther it was the best way to honor the heroism her son Welles displayed on 9/11.

Sep 10

In this video, Jackie Joyner Kersee and Mia Hamm celebrate fellow athlete, lacrosse player Welles Crowther who died helping others exit the World Trade Center on 9/11. His spirit infuses the Red Bandanna Project, a curriculum for kids, initiated by Welles’ parents, Alison and Jefferson Crowther. Read more about our partnership here: http://bit.ly/ZtYzrl

Sep 10

When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world—no matter how imperfect—becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for #love. --Soren Kierkegaard

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Sep 17

Interest in #forgiveness has been on the rise--markedly so since 1998. Charlotte vanOyen Witvleit explains. http://t.co/6RsoxRw81n

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Sep 17

MT @OliveMercies: From @FetzerInstitute Spread into the world some irrational generosity by complimenting a stranger. http://t.co/feXtec7eIZ

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Sep 17

Join us for our September Practice: Pay Compliments. http://t.co/hrYPEKWxHu

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Sep 17

We find the only path is through the onrush of #love & the full rush of #forgiveness. -Naseem Rakha in @LoveLiveFor http://t.co/sNs1Jdkl6Y

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Sep 17

Teaching peace through #forgiveness and #reconciliation is spreading across Latin America. http://t.co/IkWMtBLWek

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Sep 17

RT @AULibrary: One of many amazing stories in #ImagesofForgiveness #ExploreSocialJustice #DesmondTutu http://t.co/AqfjlZgXcT

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Sep 16

RT @CCARE: 18 Science-Backed Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation! By @emmaseppala for @psychtoday http://t.co/hknfw75pYV

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Sep 16

@YahiaLababidi Thank you for your note and your beautiful essay. It's our pleasure to share it.

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Sep 16

RT @FredericBrussat: "By attending to beauty, we are able to live with greater appreciation, engagement, wonder, and reverence." J. Ruth Ge…

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