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Compassionate Love
Apr. 16, 2014

To mark the April 12th observance of International Street Children Day, we spoke with Fetzer advisor Irene Rizzini, founder of Brazil’s International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI), about her work with this vulnerable population in Rio de Janeiro. This is one excerpt of two from our conversation.

CIESPI started in the early ‘80’s, when more and more...

children, poverty, Brazil
Apr. 11, 2014


Poet Kelli Russell Agodon’s stunning invitation to open our hearts, to be vulnerable with one another, so moved me, I knew I had to share her poem with you as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. Enjoy! -Roselle



Self Portrait with Reader


poem, vulnerability, heart
Apr. 08, 2014

At the Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP), women and girls write honestly about the details of their lives and the contours of their dreams. Last year, we partnered with the Fetzer Institute and asked our writers to focus squarely on the forces of love and forgiveness. The workshops we developed as part of the project generated powerful poems and essays, and culminated in a...

love, forgiveness, poetry, Afghanistan, women, writing