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Fetzer Blog

Nov 21, 2014

“Imagine a wedding ceremony, except there are 84 grooms--and all are life-sentenced prisoners--and you get the picture,” wrote Jacques Verduin in a recent email.

Nov 14, 2014

For Sister Helen Prejean, the saga of “Dead Man Walking” has been a journey of two decades that has taught her about everything from the inner workings

Nov 12, 2014

Compassion isn't simply opening a spigot and coating everything in a treacly, all-purpose goo. It requires a gut hunch that whatever I do unto others, I do unto myself.

Nov 21

Yesterday, Matthew Boger, featured in the film Facing Fear, shared the post below--on what has become known as "Throwback Thursday." We were so moved, felt it was important, and that it would resonate with others, that we asked him if we could share it. He graciously agreed. Thank you, Matthew. "Since it is #tbt I thought I would take this day to say this..and since next Thursday is thanksgiving I felt it was perfect..please read all.. I love scanning all of your amazing TBT pics they are fun and heartfelt, but there are many of us like me who at a very young age were left to the streets and just don't have those great awesome pics to share, but we had a life although invisible to many and no photos to document our journey from the streets to now..we the homeless always believed there was an angel watching over us..so I share this photo to remind us all that we are still out there..and as this holiday approaches...anyone can be an angel to our not so forgotten homeless youth..."

Nov 21

Today at San Quentin State Prison, 84 peacemakers will graduate from InSight-Out's Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) program. “Imagine a wedding ceremony, except there are 84 grooms--and all are life-sentenced prisoners--and you get the picture,” wrote Insight Out founder, Jacques Verduin in a recent email. "The ceremony is a rite of passage, a formal initiation into a life of non-violence, a life of #peacekeeping." There's more about this powerful and effective program on our blog.

Nov 21

Do people weigh you down? Don't carry them on your shoulders. Take them into your #heart. --Dom Helder Camara Photo: Carlson via Morguefile.com

Nov 20

#TBT “We need to not think of #forgiveness as a single punctual act of will… We need to think of it as a practice, as living into something…” says theologian Miroslav Volf in one of our most popular videos from our Consider Forgiveness series. Take a look.

Nov 20

Celebrated by today's Google doodle: "Sister Corita Kent's art reflects her #spirituality, her commitment to social justice, her hope for #peace, and her delight in the world that takes place all around us." Cool!

Nov 20

We're not supposed to live a horizontal life on the surface of things. We are supposed to live the entire gamut, from the heights of thoughts and #imagination all the way down to the depths of woundedness and the deeper capacity to #love. --Michael Meade

Nov 19

Try a little kindfulness. That has a nice ring to it.

Nov 19

GilChrist's Stone Chapel--still life (and refuge) in the snow. Thinking of all of you in the path of this winter blast.

Nov 19

#Beauty is the soul shining from the eyes. –-Merle Shain

Nov 18

In a full #heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. --Antonio Porchia Photo: Marie Therase Ross [CC-BY-SA-2.0-uk], via Wikimedia Commons

Nov 18

“We all know hurt and pain and wanting to get even with someone. Do we give in to that or in our heart can we move beyond it to a better place?” Sister Helen Prejean's saga of "Dead Man Walking" has taken many forms, including an #opera, recently performed at the University of Michigan. In this blog article, she points to the value of the arts for helping encourage deeper reflection on important societal issues, like the death penalty. #deathpenalty

Nov 17

Our hearts are battered, but they will mend. The world is broken, but it will be healed in the end. --Ed and Paula Kassig, parents of Peter Kassig, the American aid worker killed by ISIS

Nov 17

Thrilling news! Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, has been awarded the TED Prize 2015. We offer our congratulations and thanks to Dave and his team for reminding us of the power and preciousness of #listening.

Nov 17

#Love. Dream. Dance. A worthy reminder. Photo: DMedina via Morguefile.com

Nov 16

From Plum Village, an update on Thich Nhat Hanh's condition: "We are aware and grateful for the love and practice that people are offering from all around the world to support Thầy’s recovery... He is clearly receiving this energy. Each of our mindful breaths and mindful steps is nourishing Thầy. Please continue to enjoy the blue sky for Thầy, the fresh morning air and the small pathways in nature for Thầy. Especially, please enjoy each other, your loved ones, and our togetherness for Thầy."

Nov 16

How do you define #love? Photo: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nov 15

#Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other. --Han Suyin Photo: gaborfromhungary via Morguefile.com

Nov 14

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee "calls #forgiveness 'a personal journey toward healing.' It’s not the end, but the beginning of a process."

Nov 14

Yesterday, "in an effort to bring St. Louis one step closer to officially signing on to...the Charter for Compassion, advocates [hosted] the first-ever town hall meeting dedicated to the crusade."

Nov 14

Love that ends is the shadow of #love; true love is without beginning or end. --Hazrat Inayat Khan Image: Natureworks via Morguefile.com

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Nov 21

For more on Guiding Rage Into Power, read Jacques Verduin's blog posts http://t.co/x7dDfeDS3f & http://t.co/a77KQC54z9. @InSightOutOrg

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Nov 21

Today at @SanQuentinNews 84 #peacemakers graduate from powerful @InSightOutOrg Guiding Rage Into Power program. http://t.co/HtPxL0A9Ul

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Nov 21

The hunger for #love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. --Mother Teresa

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Nov 21

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Nov 21

A Biological Path to #Love? http://t.co/xkSdNBKuRK

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Nov 21

RT @LivingKindness: "Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that." ~Michael Leunig #kindness #quotes

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Nov 21

RT @MindfulOnline: No homework. No phones. Just be. Carnegie Mellon University's #mindfulness room. http://t.co/m7UP47jOaO #mentalhealth ht…

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Nov 21

Do people weigh you down? Don't carry them on your shoulders. Take them into your #heart. --Dom Helder Camara

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Nov 20

Celebrated by today's @google doodle: Corita Kent's art reflecting #spirituality, social justice, #peace. http://t.co/lnMKyNTjeC

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Nov 20

#TBT “Forgiveness sometimes comes in droplets, in bits and pieces..." @MiroslavVolf on #forgiveness http://t.co/juKMWUzjf8

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