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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 26

When you can ramp empathy up to the collective level, that's when you can start shifting politics. You don't get concern about human rights and social justice...without empathy being at the heart of it.

Jul 26

Everyone needs help from everyone. --Bertolt Brecht

Jul 25

Today, in San Francisco, A Network for Grateful Living is hosting a celebration of the remarkable life and wisdom of Brother David Steindl-Rast, his legacy of grateful living, and his 90th birthday earlier this month. Join the celebration. Watch this brief clip of Brother David offering a powerful nugget of wisdom for living a grateful and spiritual life!

Jul 25

There is no beginning too small. --Henry David Thoreau

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.

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Jul 26

Wholeness can only come from broken hearts that are healed &...can only be healed when they respond to each other. https://t.co/E7bpePUT4B

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Jul 26

RT @onbeing: "As a country, we carry every injustice together in one social DNA." ~@Sarah_Smarsh https://t.co/YP4KIOpC9W https://t.co/tC94n…

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Jul 26

This Buddhist #forgiveness prayer is worth revisiting anytime, anywhere, for any occasion. Take a breath, hit play. https://t.co/mWcbxVwJ8j

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Jul 26

Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together begins 9/11. Join the coopetition where #lovewins! https://t.co/FhVv14HB4s https://t.co/ihAo2OdV3v

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Jul 26

RT @religions4peace: To help combat Islamaphobia in the U.S. @RfPUSA is bringing different faith communities together in Knoxville. https:/…

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Jul 26

RT @romankrznaric: Why we need collective empathy more than ever. New 5min video from @aeonmag https://t.co/WRldihqi7X #MoreInCommon

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Jul 26

Everyone needs help from everyone. --Bertolt Brecht https://t.co/7jC3hEgkoQ

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Jul 25

RT @gilliangonda: @FetzerInstitute and @GratefulnessOrg celebrating Br. David's 90th w/ panel. Such wisdom from friends on stage @SorenG, N…

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Jul 25

This brief clip of Brother David offers a powerful nugget of wisdom for living a grateful and spiritual life! https://t.co/EpjgVhgBVx

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Jul 25

Is there a hurt or thought you’d like to release? Try our interactive Letting Go Practice. https://t.co/2uuLnKmxmk https://t.co/0blQqJzc04

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