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Jul 01, 2016

In honor of our friend, Brother David Steindl-Rast’s 90th birthday on July 12

Jun 15, 2016

The trouble with superheroes is what to do between phone booths. —Ken Kesey

Jun 10, 2016

“Important things will happen in quiet moments,” says our friend Ellie Cox of this week’s memorials for Muhammad Ali.

Jul 24

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. --Lao Tzu

Jul 23

The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins. --Rabindranath Tagore

Jul 22

“History teaches us that when the heart dares to be vulnerable in the presence of power, it can become a source of countervailing power, keeping our best hopes alive in the hardest of places and times.” With his usual penetrating insight, Parker J. Palmer speaks to the conflicts and contradictions of twenty-first-century life that are breaking the American heart and threatening to compromise our democratic values.

Jul 22

Instead of being so bound up with everyone, Be everyone. --Rumi

Jul 21

“We did not attempt to make a detailed plan, start a new movement or even devise a project. We simply agreed that we would be a community of lovers of Jerusalem and of peace, comprised of friends, who would be together and do together whatever we felt should be done.” Peta Jones Pellach describes a recent gathering of Palestinians and Israelis, here at the Fetzer Institute, to contemplate how they might make a difference in “healing” Jerusalem.

Jul 21

Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything. --Thich Nhat Hahn

Jul 20

"The whole profession of engineering is about uplifting society. The job of an engineer is to understand how their work will affect human lives, and if we can firmly establish a set of principles for teaching that, we would have done a great job." Dean of Engineering Dr. Fred McBagonlur at Ghana's Ashesi University explained the thinking behind their new engineering program.

Jul 20

Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. --James Baldwin

Jul 19

"In my work in protracted conflict this constitutes the essence of peacebuilding: We must together find new ways to transcend the dynamics that create repeated dehumanization." Humanity United’s Dr. John Paul Lederach calls on us to reimagine leadership for re-humanization in an age of social fragmentation.

Jul 19

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star... e. e. cummings

Jul 18

“For too long, I have observed that we have abandoned spiritual enlightenment for ritual prayer and dogma. This is a struggle that has challenged all faiths. And just as other religions have gone through transformations, I believe a new approach to Islam can become normative...” Journalist and author Asra Nomani shares her perspective on realizing an Islamic dream that creates progressive, inclusive, compassionate, and peaceful communities.

Jul 18

It's Nelson Mandela Day. Can you spare 67 minutes to help others? Join the #MandelaDay community of change makers. http://www.mandeladay.com

Jul 17

We’re here about love. Returning violence for violence only multiplies violence. --G.L Hodge, chair of the San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jul 17

Do you ever ask your soul questions when you make your schedule? --James Hillman | If you did, how might your schedule change?

Jul 16

Monday, July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day. "No matter how small the action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Mr. Mandela did, every day." Join the #MandelaDay community of change makers. "Take Action. Inspire Change. Make Everyday a Mandela Day." http://www.mandeladay.com

Jul 15

BuzzFeed Video shared this interview with Facing Fear subjects Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal in the wake of the violent events of the past month.

Jul 15

From our friends at The Forgiveness Project: In the inhumanity and slaughter of last night's Nice attacks [and continuing violence around the world], when a natural response to the anger and the agony is to demand thundering retaliation, Richard Holloway's radical plea to replace dehumanising acts with rehumanising ones seems more important than ever.

Jul 15

Whatever your difficulties--a devastated heart, financial loss, feeling assaulted by the conflicts around you, or a seemingly hopeless illness--you can always remember that you are free in every moment to set the compass of your heart to your highest intentions... In fact, the two things that you are always free to do--despite your circumstances--are to be present and to be willing to love. --Jack Kornfield

Jul 14

We cannot avoid Using power, Cannot escape the compulsion To afflict the world, So let us, cautious in diction And mighty in contradiction, Love powerfully. --Martin Buber

Jul 13

“Love is a 'yes' to belonging... A 'yes' to mutual belonging." If you haven't seen it (or want to revisit it), Br. David Steindl-Rast's opening address at our 2012 Global Gathering is a real gem!

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Jul 24

Brother David Steindl-Rast on Oneness, Belonging, and the Self https://t.co/KSmyLKu5kn @GratefulnessOrg https://t.co/5Tl8rS9Pvz

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Jul 24

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. --Lao Tzu https://t.co/bnJPiaRGv9

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Jul 23

“Because of forgiveness, we are not condemned, endlessly, to replay the conflicts of the past.” @rabbisacks https://t.co/gSCGpHMf5g

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Jul 23

In honor of Br. David Steindl-Rast’s 90th birthday, join us for our July practice: Spirituality as Vital Awareness. https://t.co/bwn25kAyqq

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Jul 23

The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins. --Rabindranath Tagore https://t.co/PJDYtedt9N

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Jul 22

How One Organization Is Lifting Up Voices Of #Muslim Youth Born After 9/11 https://t.co/UX4TYVLuwI #leadership #peace

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Jul 22

"What did you want to be when you grew up?" Jack Ridl shares his first boss' surprising answer. https://t.co/HgjPm9zylL

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Jul 22

RT @KidsforPeace: "Change must start with us as individuals" - Dalai Lama #bethechange #kindness #kindnessmatters #PeaceNow #peace https://…

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Jul 22

RT @GreaterGoodSC: Paul Piff: Can #awe combat narcissism? https://t.co/RFIIDPMrNS @pkpiff #aweday https://t.co/rlPNSqilyr

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