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Apr 20, 2015

In February, The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with

Apr 14, 2015

Poet James Weldon Johnson offers a balm for heavy hearts and busy lives.

Apr 06, 2015

As we begin National Poetry Month in the United States, we offer this powerful piece from Stacy Parker Le Melle, who shares the poignant work of poets from the 

Apr 24

"If forgiveness is an expression of love, then...forgiveness does not depend on an apology of the other." Anantanand Rambachan and other religious leaders ponder whether an apology is necessary for forgiveness.

Apr 24

I say, follow your #bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. --Joseph Campbell Photo: Grafixar via Morguefile.com

Apr 23

#Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still and dark. --Rabindranath Tagore Photo: Darren Hester via Morguefile.com

Apr 22

Celebrate Earth Day with our April Practice: Expand Your #Love to the Earth

Apr 22

In February, the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies | المعهد الملكي للدراسات الدينية in Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, held an international conference on "Love and Forgiveness." Christian and Muslim scholars and clerics shared inspiring stories of forgiveness and reconciliation from the US and Middle East. A few hours after the conference ended, the report of a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive by an ISIS faction in Syria was released. As the searing news took hold, Insight-Out founder and conference delegate, Jacques Verduin, wrestled with how to meet great pain and suffering with peace, love, and forgiveness. He shares his process in this excerpt from his conference report. http://fetzer.org/blog/forgiveness-gets-serious-dose-reality-amman

Apr 22

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. --Wendell Berry #EarthDay Photo: GilChrist, our public retreat center

Apr 21

In the aftermath of the armed conflict between the Peruvian State and the “Shining Path” Movement, “Memory Walkers” documents how victims, perpetrators and the new generation are exploring forgiveness and reconciliation, while members of ANFASEP (The National Association of Families of the Kidnapped, Detained and Disappeared, Peru) pursue building of a Sanctuary of Memory where torture and murder took place. Last week, we shared the trailer for “Memory Walkers.” Here is the full length documentary.

Apr 21

The #soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. --Emily Dickinson Image: abstractexpressionist via Morguefile.com

Apr 20

The Red Bandanna Project, named for Welles Crowther's red bandanna, after his heroic death on 9/11, is a character-development program for youth. Learning from Welles’ legacy of compassion (http://bit.ly/1JDOcZO), the curriculum teaches social and emotional learning. In this video, students of Scarsdale Middle School share poetry and essays with classmates and special guest, Alison Remy Crowther, Welles’ mother. Poets in the group are Anshu, Olivia, Ian, Nabiha, Lilly, and Erick. #NationalPoetryMonth

Apr 20

If you find it in your #heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. --Maya Angelou Photo: pedrojperez via Morguefile.com

Apr 19

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability...to be alive is to be #vulnerable. --Madeleine L'Engle Photo: Morgan Sessions via Unsplash.com

Apr 18

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, that is where the art resides! --Arthur Schnabel Photo: gaborfromhungary via Morguefile.com

Apr 17

“Even when I was in prison I feel like I had a better life,” Ricky Jackson, the longest-serving innocent man in US history, says in this The Christian Science Monitor article. “He couldn’t have a life. He had three ghosts following him around. Despite what people say, without him, we’d still be in prison. He’s the one who put us there, and he was the one who eventually got us out. All is forgiven in my book.”

Apr 17

To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Upstander Project’s powerful documentary film Coexist will air on the World Channel April 19 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). For viewing information, visit: http://bit.ly/1pakTrl

Apr 17

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. --Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Photo: wattersflores via Morguefile.com

Apr 16

Imagine... If forgiveness was a color, what color do you think it would be? Photo: katiegordner13 via Morguefile.com

Apr 16

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. --John Muir

Apr 15

What would you ask Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama about cultivating more joy in your life? These two "spiritual brothers" invite you to submit your question to help them write the #bookofjoy. For details and to submit your questions, visit: http://on.fb.me/1JKwaoW Mobile users, visit: http://a.pgtb.me/GsmtZ1

Apr 15

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth. --Thich Nhat Hanh

Apr 14

Poet James Weldon Johnson offers a balm for heavy hearts and busy lives with his poem, "Deep in the Quiet Wood." Enjoy. #NationalPoetryMonth

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Apr 24

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. --Kahlil Gibran http://t.co/MRQqJOD6H5

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Apr 24

I say, follow your #bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. --Joseph Campbell

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Apr 23

"They are forever making projects based on love... forgiveness" @BmoreClayworks. Filmmaker @errol captured the story. http://t.co/HViIEheKmk

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Apr 23

#Love and Solidarity--The Story of Rev. James Lawson http://t.co/cOPQ0eT48h #civilrights #humanrights #nonviolence

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Apr 23

"Forgiveness is a movement of the heart..." Who is #forgiveness for? Religious leaders respond. http://t.co/r2OcPumkJy

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Apr 23

Student readings inspired by Welles Crowther, the "Man with the Red Bandanna" http://t.co/gfkBCcQLLP #poetry http://t.co/KHPvNA3uBZ

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Apr 23

#Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still and dark. --Rabindranath Tagore http://t.co/raRAkfqsUH

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Apr 22

Nobel Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on experiencing the #divine. http://t.co/f6lqtxUJFk #faith

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Apr 22

.@LeuvenU & @ThomasMoreBE to host Engineering4Society conference, June 18-19 in Leuven, Belgium. http://t.co/wZaMbmXtsE #participatorydesign

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Apr 22

#Forgiveness Gets a Serious Dose of Reality in #Amman http://t.co/LIy8GNFLC6 @InSightOutOrg

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