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Fetzer Blog

Sep 16, 2014

Interest in the topic of forgiveness has been on the rise—and markedly so since 1998. As a researcher, this has been extremely important to my work, but it’s also important for daily life.

Sep 11, 2014

Forgiveness. How many battles, deaths, destructions of societies could have been avoided over the millennia if forgiveness had been embraced as a mode of behavior?

Sep 02, 2014

This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors of

Sep 16

Poets and philosophers may be the mystics of our day, writes On Being with Krista Tippett guest contributor Yahia Lababidi. Beautiful post!

Sep 16

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a #transformation. --Jiddu Krishnamurti Photo: greyerbaby via Morguefile.com

Sep 15

Congratulations to Naropa University, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in style with a Radical #Compassion Symposium!

Sep 15

This seemed a perfect fit for today. ; ) Thanks Project Happiness!

Sep 15

I believe that the world was created and approved by #love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. --Wendell Berry Photo: Cas Cornelissen via Unsplash.com

Sep 14

I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep. --Willa Cather Photo: Dave Odette

Sep 13

The Forgiveness Project’s “The F Word” exhibit of images and personal narratives exploring #forgiveness in the face of atrocity will be at American University in Washington, DC, September 15–26. Stop by if you're in the area.

Sep 13

To #love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. –-Leo Buscaglia

Sep 12

Interesting findings here, including how different political views emphasize different moral values and validation of moral contagion.

Sep 12

"I stand here as proof that violence isn't inherent in one's religion or race, and the son does not have to follow the ways of his father." ICYMI--a must-see TED Talk. http://on.ted.com/f0Rnv

Sep 12

The universe is shot through in all parts by a single sort of #love. --Kabir Photo from our public retreat center, GilChrist

Sep 11

Leave it to Playing For Change (and John Lennon) to unite us through music and help us to imagine peace. Beautiful!

Sep 11

On the anniversary of 9/11, Alison Crowther shares how she came to new understandings of #forgiveness after the loss of her son, Welles Crowther.

Sep 10

The Red Bandanna Project manifested itself with an almost #spiritual force that told Alison Crowther it was the best way to honor the heroism her son Welles displayed on 9/11.

Sep 10

In this video, Jackie Joyner Kersee and Mia Hamm celebrate fellow athlete, lacrosse player Welles Crowther who died helping others exit the World Trade Center on 9/11. His spirit infuses the Red Bandanna Project, a curriculum for kids, initiated by Welles’ parents, Alison and Jefferson Crowther. Read more about our partnership here: http://bit.ly/ZtYzrl

Sep 10

When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world—no matter how imperfect—becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for #love. --Soren Kierkegaard

Sep 09

Wherever you go, go with all your #heart. --Confucius | Join us on Instagram! http://instagram.com/fetzerinstitute

Sep 09

If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution--and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity. --Jane Goodall | What have you learned about love, care, and compassion from animals and other living beings? Photo: carlson via Morguefile.com

Sep 08

In these Afghan Women's Writing Project essays and poems, Afghan teens share their aspirations, places they love, and how they hold on to their dreams despite repressive traditions. Reading and sharing these powerful pieces is a great way to bring more #empathy to the Internet!

Sep 08

The Greater Good Science Center free online Science of #Happiness course begins tomorrow. There's still time to sign up and join over 90,000 others!

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Sep 16

RT @CCARE: 18 Science-Backed Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation! By @emmaseppala for @psychtoday http://t.co/hknfw75pYV

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Sep 16

@YahiaLababidi Thank you for your note and your beautiful essay. It's our pleasure to share it.

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Sep 16

RT @FredericBrussat: "By attending to beauty, we are able to live with greater appreciation, engagement, wonder, and reverence." J. Ruth Ge…

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Sep 16

RT @Beingtweets: Poets + philosophers are todays mystics, writes @YahiaLababidi, bridging the worlds of the visible + invisible: http://t.c…

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Sep 16

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. --Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Sep 16

RT @Wisdom2conf: "Listening is one of those things that can't be sped up. You cannot listen faster." Carl Honore kicking everything off @ #…

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Sep 16

@seedsyoga Thanks for sharing @LoveLiveFor ebook! @justinstvincent

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Sep 16

RT @PghKids: Sunday is the last day to experience XOXO! There's still time to explore love & forgiveness with your family #xoxopgh http://t…

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Sep 16

: ) MT @MaggiesGlasses: We're partnered with The Fetzer Institute & featured at @PghKids XOXO exhibit http://t.co/zNrrhdwniN

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Sep 15

Celebrate @NaropaU 40th Anniversary with Radical #Compassion Symposium 10/16-19! http://t.co/S1s8aJmeOl

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