The Politics of the Broken Hearted

By October 28, 2011

By Pia Infante When I first read Parker Palmer’s description of “the politics of the broken hearted” in his new book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, my heart expanded and contracted in resonance. I have a patched together heart full of despair, resilience, and ferocious hope about the time and world we live in. As…

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Mindful Media

By September 28, 2011

By John Esterle Recently, I was fortunate to attend Images and Voices of Hope’s annual Summit. The people, the setting, and what transpired left me feeling, in a word, hopeful! Corny, I know, but there it is. I’m honored IVOH has posted some closing reflections I shared at the end of the summit, which can…

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System Failure, System Frozen

By September 25, 2011

By Edd Conboy Note: This is the follow up segment to Edd’s previous post System Failure, System Reboot. In these powerful stories, Edd humanizes the ways that our mental health and criminal justices systems often fall short – for precisely the people in the most critical need. Update on Roxanne: Since the posting of the…

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Wiser Together: Partnering Across Generations

By September 2, 2011

By Juanita Brown and Ashley Cooper Tucked away in the small Appalachian community of Burnsville, North Carolina, is a family farm and a place of meeting that has recently become the new home base for Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, Co-Founders of the World Café. Together with Ashley Cooper, a young educator, community organizer, and…

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A Fundamental Review of Fundamentalism

By August 1, 2011

By Pia Infante Andrew Himes recently published a fascinating look at his family’s history and relationship with religious fundamentalism called Sword of the Lord. With the notion of fundamentalism, in recent years, being associated primarily with terrorism or irrationality, this complex and nuanced dialectic about it, from the perspective of a son and grandson of…

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