Resources for Practicing and Healing Democracy
Each of us has the power to shape our democracy. Working together, we can transcend the labels that polarize us and realize what unites us. We can cultivate sacred connections with our neighbors and build a shared vision for our communities and our country. We invite you to join us in the actions below, most of which are created by our inspiring partners who are working to bring people together across divides and help heal our democracy.
Guide to Exploring Spirituality and Civic Life
Explore spirituality and civic life. The Guide to Exploring Spirituality and Civic Life includes key findings from our spirituality study, as well as activities, questions, actions to help you explore your own spirituality and how it relates to your civic life.
Conversation Cards on Democracy, Freedom, Equality, and Common Good
Reflect on democracy, freedom, and the common good. A free, downloadable deck of Conversation Cards on Democracy, Freedom, Equality, and Common Good includes quotes from a variety of voices, questions for reflection, and suggested actions.
Practicing Democracy Project
Resources & Book Club
Deepen your spiritual practice to strengthen democratic values and virtues. Spirituality & Practice’s Practicing Democracy Project offers resources and spiritual practices for practicing democracy, including a series of reading guides and on-demand e-courses, developed as part of the We the People Book Club.
Reach outside your comfort zone. Braver Angels has a treasure trove of resources and events dedicated to uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize the US.
Share InspirationSearch Postcards
Terry Tempest Williams on democracy
Tempest-Williams continues, “It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up—ever—trusting our fellow citizens to join with us in our determined pursuit of a living democracy?" Contemplate, embrace, and share these questions. It’s also worth asking ourselves and one another “how” we live into these qualities.
Parker Palmer: Wisdom of the Heart
Spirituality & Practice (S&P) is a multi-faith website devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. While respecting differences among traditions, S&P celebrates what they share in common.
The One America Movement works with faith communities across our nation to fight toxic polarization—within their church, their communities, and across the country.
Braver Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to reduce political polarization in the US by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes.