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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 25

Every moment offers an opportunity to be #grateful...

Nov 25

Oh, you who are trying to learn the marvel of #love through the copybook of reason, I'm very much afraid you will never really see the point. --Hafiz

Nov 24

Just knowing that a friend is going through the same emotional situation we are makes us feel better than we would if we experienced the situation alone.

Nov 24

Last year, Dharma Master Hsin Tao, founder of the Museum of World Religions - 世界宗教博物館, convened a one-day meeting in China to highlight common threads in world religions that touch on #love, #forgiveness, #compassion, and #lovingkindness. We've posted more details on this event at the link.

Nov 24

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nov 23

May your thoughts, words and actions arise from #love. --Mata Amritanandamayi

Nov 22

As many are preparing to travel to see friends and loved ones during the holiday season, this beautiful piece by Naomi Shihab Nye is starting to make the rounds. If you haven't seen it or it's been awhile, read how one kind act multiplied at Gate 4-A. Beautiful! via Gratefulness.org (A Network for Grateful Living)

Nov 22

Is there a hurt or thought weighing you down? Try our interactive Letting Go Practice. http://fetzer.org/letting-go

Nov 22

The capacity to #forgive is the capacity to let go of #ego. --David Richo

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

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Nov 25

Thank you @laurie_snyder for the recommendation & including us in this fine company! @CCARE @emmaseppala @GreaterGoodSC @Wisc_CIHM

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Nov 25

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. --John E. Southard

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Nov 25

Every moment offers an opportunity to be #grateful. Stop, look, appreciate. --Br. David Steindl-Rast http://t.co/GxdGmG5m6f

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Nov 25

RT @emmaseppala: "The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose." -#Gandhi

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Nov 25

Embracing Our Enemies & Suffering: MT @InsMedSoc: Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman speak Sunday with Krista Tippett. http://t.co/Y64iyn1rSt

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Nov 25

RT @LingJiouNYC: Last year's one day session w/Master Hsin Tao @FetzerInstitute Cultivating Love and Forgiveness in China and Beyond http:/…

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Nov 24

RT @GreaterGoodSC: Why sharing emotional experiences makes us feel better http://t.co/jPzNFSPLDE

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Nov 24

Last year, Dharma Master Hsin Tao convened “Cultivating #Love & #Forgiveness in China and Beyond” http://t.co/T2h8QQnPsB

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Nov 24

From our Consider #Forgiveness video series: 3 rabbis & an iman on the Holocaust. http://t.co/gnOdklowdO

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Nov 24

RT @TheDesmondTutu: “When I forgive you, forgiveness is a gift that gives itself to me.” – Mpho Tutu http://t.co/80WVmaUH6m #humanjourney

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