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Voices of Vets with Michael Meade

Mosaic’s recent Voices of Veterans retreat and Welcome Home Ceremony brought together veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the local community. Its purpose was to help heal the distance between the warriors and those they protect, and … Continue reading

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Sustaining the Human Spirit: Another Way of “Going Green”

by Parker J. Palmer, founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal

I’ve admired and applauded the sustainability movement from afar but—true confessions—I’ve not been a close student of it or an active participant in the organizations that represent it.

Because of my ignorance, I assumed that the movement was exclusively focused on things like clean air; an adequate and potable water supply; soil conservation; the fuels we use to transport ourselves and our “stuff”; the flora and fauna that inhabit the earth; the earth itself under the impact of rapid and devastating climate change and species extinction; and, of course, our ability to survive as a species on this resilient yet fragile orb. Continue reading

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Book: Healing the Heart of Democracy

by Parker Palmer. At this critical moment in American life, Parker J. Palmer looks with realism and hope at how to deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good. Building on his decades of social activism … Continue reading

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Leaders Urge on Alchemy Scholars

An article about Alchemy, Inc. and the mentoring work of Kwame Scruggs in Akron, Ohio, by Jewell Gardwell.

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Greek Tragedy Mirrors Women Prisoners Lives

The women prisoners at the Homestead Correctional Institution in Florida use art and acting to soothe troubled souls through the Artspring program. By Celeste Fraser Delgado, Miami Herald, April 16, 2011 Read more>> NPR feature, aired April 8, 2011 Listen>>

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Uprising! Arab Spring

by Louise Diamond, Global Systems Initiatives, Washington, DC

As people across the Middle East and North Africa rise up against repressive regimes, they are providing the rest of the world with many lessons: lessons in courage, in determination, in people power, and more. They are also offering us an exquisite example of complex systems change, from which we have much to learn.

I have often written about the shift in worldview that the human family is undergoing – from a reductionist, mechanistic understanding about how things are in the world that sees everything as separate, to a holistic, integral view that recognizes the interconnectedness of everything in a larger whole. The uprisings we are witnessing in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Bahrain, and elsewhere are expressions of that shift. Continue reading

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What is Something That You Have Done, Recently, for Someone Else?

Insight Prison Project Volunteer Becky LoDolce writes about her experiences inside San Quentin State Prison in this month’s New Cartographer magazine. For the complete story, click here: http://newcartographer.net/2011/01/what-is-something/

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Book: Walk Out Walk On

In Walk Out Walk On, authors Meg Wheatley and Deborah Frieze invite you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walked on to create … Continue reading

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Book: Iona Dreaming: The Healing Power of Place by Clare Cooper Marcus

A journey of healing takes Clare Cooper Marcus to the Scottish island of Iona and a 6-month solitary retreat. Here in this magical place she finds a setting that mirrors her soul. This compelling memoir is an inspirational account of … Continue reading

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Video: Children Full of Life

Watch how Toshiro Kanamori, a grammar teacher in Tokyo, teaches his pupils to understand their inner thoughts. This is quite profound and moving. Be sure to watch all five short videos. more>>

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