Project:
Dr. Jacques Courtejoie has...
Dr. Jacques Courtejoie on his phone
Project:
The connections between love...
Composer Robert Kyr
Project:
In 1960, Reverend James Lawson helped to launch...
Blog Post:
Is there a hurt or thought you keep replaying...
Dandelion seeds in the wind
Project:
There’s no disputing that video games and...
Maggie and her Magical Glasses Artwork
Fetzer Blog
May 27, 2015

Gardening can be an act of love and a healing endeavor. It can be a great way to practice presence, to release tensions of the day, and to cultivate peace. 

May 19, 2015

The trouble with “evil” is not the word itself.

May 13, 2015

Reawakening the spirit can start from many sources and express itself in innumerable ways. Sometimes, it’s as simple as picking up a musical instrument and stepping outside the door.

May 29

If you missed this, it's worth a listen. There are some powerful stories, powerfully told in this Snap Judgment program.

May 29

The Greater Good Science Center and HopeLab have created a fantastic new resource: Greater Good in Action. This web-based resource provides practical, research-based exercises to boost empathy, happiness, forgiveness, kindness, and more. Try it out!

May 29

The end is nothing, the road is all. --Willa Cather Photo: butkovicub via Morguefile.com

May 28

Imagine having a peaceful place nearby where you can relax and spend time unwinding. What impact might such a place have on you? Here are some things to consider if you'd like to create a garden of love or forgiveness.

May 28

"I really have the impression that our work here is a manifestation of love in action." Dr. Jacques Courtejoie, founder of the Kangu Center for Health Promotion, has been providing health care to the people of Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 50 years. A new film tells the story of his work, those he's influenced, and the impact of compassionate care in some of the most difficult circumstances.

May 28

If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well. --Rainer Maria Rilke Photo: pippalou via Morguefile.com

May 27

We're thrilled to announce that the Oscar®-nominated documentary, Facing Fear, will make its national broadcast debut next Wednesday, June 3rd on pivot TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and on select public television stations starting mid-June! Check the link below for details. Host a Watch-Party--use the free Watch-Party Kit to deepen discussion, and take the pledge to be an ally of the LGBTQ community. http://bit.ly/1HGSxet

May 27

You must have shadow and light source both. Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe. --Rumi Photo: drigwer via Morguefile.com

May 26

Rev. Jeffrey Brown underscores the role of listening in reducing youth violence in this inspiring TED Talk!

May 26

The connections between love, forgiveness, poetry, and choral music are at the heart of a creative collaboration between the Washington Master Chorale and the Fetzer Institute.

May 26

Everyone needs some help learning who they already are. That's the root of genuine education and the task of real culture. --Michael Meade Photo: anitapeppers via Morguefile.com

May 25

Awe helps bind us to others, motivating us to act in collaborative ways that enable strong groups and cohesive communities.

May 25

ICYMI: "My forgiveness...has nothing to do with the perpetrator, has nothing to do with any religion, it is my act of self-healing, self-liberation and self-empowerment," says Holocaust survivor Eva Kor in this NPR All Things Considered story.

May 25

When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens. --Carl Rogers Photo: infinitetrix via Morguefile.com

May 24

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. --Anaïs Nin Photo: Claude Monet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

May 23

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh Photo: pippalou via Morguefile.com

May 22

Great news! The Academy Award® nominated short documentary film, Facing Fear, is now available to schools through Bullfrog Films. A Screening and Facilitation Guide, including curriculum for educators, is also available to download free on the Facing Fear site: http://www.facingfearmovie.com/guides.html

May 22

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible. --Marie von Exner-Eschenbach

May 21

#TBT "Remember, whatever the final verdict turns out to be, its summary will be unconditional love. That is our avatar of the future, because love is the unifying energy field that mobilizes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources in the caring and sharing with one another.” This is from a 1989 position paper by our founder, John E. Fetzer, addressing the mission of the Fetzer Institute.

May 21

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy. --Jiddu Krishnamurti Photo: rosevita via Morguefile.com

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

Working and #Forgiveness Behind Bars: Giotto in the Due Palazzi #Prison of Padua http://t.co/EWR3ZnKBv1 via @Secondowelfare

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

Eight steps to stamp out unconscious #bullying in your #workplace http://t.co/39QSnnEtwU via @SmartCompany

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

#Empathy key to halt exodus | Bangkok Post: opinion http://t.co/IGQZgQXrWX

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

RT @PeaceJam: “The effect of one good-hearted person is incalculable.” - Oscar Arias Sanchez

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

Watch June 3 broadcast debut of @FacingFearMovie on @pivot! http://t.co/Q9Ym2b6itu Host Watch-Party with free kit. http://t.co/uRFBiFVXmc

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

RT @LArcheUSA: Check your local NPR stations this weekend. @KristaTippett's interview with #JeanVanier will airing again! http://t.co/q3VH2…

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

RT @AWWProject: "One wing for peace / Another wing for stability..." Read the #poem "Bride" by Sayara of #AWWP, here: http://t.co/ykHg4mHsd…

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

“Maggie and Her Magical Glasses,” an iPad app, teaches kids about love and forgiveness. http://t.co/nRMMda34Ua @JumpingPages

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 29

The end is nothing, the road is all. --Willa Cather Photo: butkovicub via http://t.co/kleHHtHIJ7 http://t.co/mXbNCkQwkO

Fetzer Institute@FetzerInstitute

May 28

...The end result of forgiving is to release the power in the nucleus of the individual... --Jonas Salk http://t.co/eXKgE9ijnB

Stay Connected