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Aug 12, 2016

In “Breaking the Cultural Trance: Insight and Vision in America

Aug 01, 2016

It’s easy to react to each day’s news and events (personal and public) with raw emotion, adding to waves of anger, grief, and even calls for retribution well before the facts are in.

Jul 01, 2016

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

Aug 28

“I had every belief that that congregation would be so excited when they could hear that Martin Luther King, Jr., wanted to come to their church.” Rev. Joan Brown Campbell recalls the mixed reactions when Rev. King came to speak at her church in Shaker Heights, Ohio. As her story reveals, creating a beloved community requires nonviolence, compassion, courage, reconciliation, and as King said, “a love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men [and women].” What challenges have you experienced on the road to building a beloved community?#ihaveadream

Aug 28

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

Aug 27

Forgiveness of self emerges when we understand that even with our own actions we do not have total control. Nobody is perfect. Everybody makes mistakes. We all make bad decisions and act from poor information. Being human means you and I will fail at some things and cause other people harm. --Fred Luskin

Aug 26

Business at the cafe is still picking up, but owner Amin Sheikh is OK with that. He tells his staff that all good things take time. "See, I don't want to be a business. I want to get people to be human beings." ICYMI, here's a heartwarming NPR story to take in to your weekend.

Aug 26

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer him or her is your presence. --Thich Nhat Hanh

Aug 25

Is your congregation or group looking for educational resources? Our friends at Spirituality & Practice offer a wealth of custom e-courses and online retreats that can be used as a program for congregations, discussion groups, or spirituality circles.

Aug 25

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

Aug 24

"We need to honor diversity at the surface level and unity at the heart level, so that we can include all of these perspectives and move towards a more compassionate, harmonious Earth. I think that is the task of our time—and we are ready for it." Francisco (“Pancho”) Ramos-Stierle is a fulltime volunteer for ServiceSpace, and a founding resident of Casa de Paz (House of Peace) at Canticle Farm, an urban organic farm worked entirely by volunteers, with product that is distributed as a gift throughout the community.

Aug 24

If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. --William Penn

Aug 23

"When you hear someone speak with a real love for a place or an aspect of their community, people feel that love. People feel it. And that feeling, and that kind of communication, binds people together. It reminds them that we are more similar than we are different. And that remembering is an essential part of creating any school that’s connected to the community." In this interview, architect Barry Svigals reflects on the design and construction process of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Joan Brown Campbell recalls the mixed reactions when Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at her church. https://t.co/k6JhlydFCT #belovedcommunity

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Spirituality and Practice's "Lovingkindness Meditation" e-course with @SylviaBoorstein begins 9/5. https://t.co/3LZTwUc7VL

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Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together begins 9/11. Join the coopetition where #lovewins! https://t.co/FhVv14HB4s https://t.co/fY1nfgibw9

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@DinaGWhit You're welcome. The Institute has supported work on forgiveness. Here's info on our new mission: https://t.co/WhpSom6HJq

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RT @Wisdom2conf: Everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. #presence https:/…

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Is #Forgiveness the Only Option to Heal From Historical Trauma? https://t.co/nOYuboo3eq via @indiancountry @DinaGWhit

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Can We Find Perfect #Love? https://t.co/wYl0a67bx4 #spokenword @InSightOutOrg

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Kshamavani Parva: Significance of #Jain festival of #forgiveness https://t.co/dB2oWBz2Aq via @ibtimes_india

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RT @onbeing: "There is no house like the house of belonging." ~@WhyteDW https://t.co/16ZDMcFYa9 https://t.co/nuH4saP9FG

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When you love someone, the best thing you can offer him or her is your presence. --Thich Nhat Hanh https://t.co/g8H8HDiBKZ

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