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Jun 26, 2015

The sacred: what does it mean to you? How do you access it, and what does that connection mean for you? Your communities? Our world?

Jun 18, 2015

This week at Fetzer, Dr.

Jun 12, 2015

With the summer solstice upon us, we thought it a ripe occasion to share a reflection on the season by Parker Palmer.

Jun 30

Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else. --Pico Iyer Photo: Alex Wigan via Unsplash.com

Jun 29

Empathy, especially its cognitive form, is one of the most powerful ways we have of escaping the boundaries of our egoistic concerns, changing our values, and inspiring social action.

Jun 29

I want to live like that: To gather the losses of my life, the crashes... bitter medicine in fragile bottles… Then spin them into soft tender thread, weave that thread into love, to give away again. --Rita Bresnahan Photo: fidlerjan via Morguefile.com

Jun 28

Tonight at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET: Watch Pico Iyer & Zoila Mendoza share personal experiences with #pilgrimage in the Global Spirit program "Sacred Travel: The Pilgrimage Experience" on Link TV or streamed online at http://bit.ly/1RJPaWU. The program will be followed by a live Webcast with Phil Cousineau, Iyer, and Mendoza.

Jun 28

The ego, despite its dazzling dance routines and ever-persuasive patter, is really a sort of trance state from which it is possible to awaken. --Marc Ian Barasch Photo: GaborfromHungary via Morguefile.com

Jun 27

What does the sacred mean to you? How do you access it, and what does that connection mean in your life? Your community? The world? With our partners at Global Spirit we've been exploring the sacred through a new program "Sacred Travel: The Pilgrimage Experience" that airs tomorrow night on Link TV.

Jun 27

Today, we honor civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs on her 100th birthday! After a tumultuous week, she reminds us of the power of love to transform. She also gives us hope in this short video on Being Human http://bit.ly/1GxXTpO. "In the middle of catastrophe…" she says, "people, particularly people who have already suffered, see an opportunity to evolve to another stage of humanity." Visit the Boggs Center site for more on Grace's work and birthday celebrations. http://boggscenter.org/

Jun 26

Forgiveness has received a lot of coverage this week given recent and all-to-frequent violence. Coverage, commentary and interpretations of forgiveness have been flying across our screens. If you haven't yet read Omid Safi's thoughtful On Being with Krista Tippett essay, "Is America Possible?: Forgiveness, Justice & Charleston," it is worth reading. Invoking Vincent Harding’s provocative piece, “Is America Possible?” (an essay in our Deepening the American Dream series, http://bit.ly/1xrmiIe) Omid declares "We're gonna stick with love, because hate is too heavy a burden to bear, because the alternative is to lose the very divine gift that makes us human. Even now. Especially now. The answer is still love. May love feature in this forgiveness, and may it always be linked to the insistence that love show up in the public space as the justice that will redeem our public square." We know that there are deep wounds to heal here in the US and around the globe. Vincent Harding addressed his essay to "companions on the journey of hope.” May we all be such companions and rise to the challenge of love in the face of difficulty. As Grace Lee Boggs, longtime social activist who turns 100 tomorrow says, “You’re not going to transform anything unless you love it.”

Jun 26

Historic Day for #MarriageEquality! StoryCorps #OutLoud has been honoring LGBTQ lives, history and extraordinary acts from ordinary people. David Wilson, plaintiff in 2004 decision to legalize same-sex marriage in MA, remembers his first partner and struggling with the discrimination. Listen here:

Jun 26

My sense of the holy...is bound up with the hope that someday, any millennium now, my remote descendants will live in a global civilization in which love is pretty much law. --Richard Rorty

Jun 25

More opportunities to watch! Facing Fear airs tonight at 10:35 pm on Thirteen WNET New York, and in Atlanta at 10 pm on PBA30 TV.

Jun 25

If the only prayer you say in your whole life is "Thank you," that would suffice. --Meister Eckhart Photo: rosevita via Morguefile

Jun 24

Congratulations to the Afghan women writers and the Afghan Women's Writing Project (AWWP) on publishing their second anthology, "Washing the Dust from Our Hearts." AWWP has nurtured the voices of Afghan women since 2009. We were honored to partner with AWWP in 2013. http://bit.ly/1CuuaPM

Jun 24

Scientists’ role in preserving and protecting an ever more fragile earth, and the interplay of science with love and forgiveness, are at the heart of a new college curriculum being developed in the Middle East and North Africa region in partnership with The Fetzer Institute.

Jun 24

Thou hast given so much to me, Give one thing more, --a grateful heart. --George Herbert

Jun 23

"We will never have our mothers and fathers back," writes Raghvinder Singh whose father was one of the victims of the hate-based mass shooting in the Sikh gurudwara of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in 2012. "But we can draw upon their inspiration to fight for a more peaceful world with love and optimism."

Jun 23

The Shift Network's Summer of Peace has begun. As part of this three month online event, they are offering four special summits, including the Global Compassion Summit from July 7 - 9. The summit features James Doty, MD; Dacher Keltner; Roshi Joan Halifax; Kristin Neff; Matthieu Ricard and many others. Find details and register at the link.

Jun 23

Forgiving...is the moral action of one individual that starts as a private act, an unseen decision within the human heart. Only as the forgiveness grows does it stream outward toward the offender. One may forgive and not reconcile, but one never truly reconciles without some form of forgiving taking place. --Robert Enright Photo: stweedlie via Morguefile.com

Jun 22

Facing Fear airs tonight in our neighborhood—Kalamazoo / Grand Rapids, Michigan—on WGVU, our local public television station! If you're in the area, tune in at 11 pm. Follow the link for a full listing of public broadcasting air dates and times.

Jun 22

The Buddhist Forgiveness Prayer is a powerful salve for navigating an imperfect world as an imperfect being.

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Jun 30

RT @actionhappiness: "To leave the world a bit better; to know that one life has breathed easier because of you. This is to have succeeded"…

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Jun 30

‘There’s power in #forgiveness': Man walking from Columbus to Cleveland to spread message http://t.co/LQkIwZSyAs via @fox8news

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Jun 30

'Life is too short to waste on hatred & anger:' son of man killed by texting drunk driver http://t.co/afuIRQNzIF via @WinnipegNews #forgive

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Jun 30

Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else. --Pico Iyer Photo: Alex Wigan via http://t.co/ImrRSgTP7e http://t.co/XQe1ZVWjcy

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Jun 30

Artists who have lived on the street get space to create via innovative program. http://t.co/zt8ffiMw9t via @NewsHour

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Jun 30

You have to travel light in this world. We have too few energies to waste them on being unforgiving. --Rabbi J. Sacks http://t.co/gOMMucBtkL

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Jun 29

The end result of #forgiving is to release the power in the nucleus of the individual... --Jonas Salk http://t.co/EHU7DGJbec

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Jun 29

It takes great courage to love in the face of hostility, but that is often where love is most needed and effective. http://t.co/UZYkW7ojtO

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Jun 29

More great info on #empathy from @romankrznaric - Can you teach people to have #empathy? http://t.co/6YE8yGuSdz via @BBCNews

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