Cross Fertilizing with InCommons

By April 16, 2012

In the interest of continuing to cross fertilize ideas with others interested in promoting listening, trust and relationship building processes, and respectful exchange, here’s a blog post about TWI’s 2012 retreat by Catharine Jordan, of the Bush Foundation.

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Man Over Time…

By December 14, 2011

By Jill Blair Thanks to Hallmark and all the other companies that generate tools to bring good cheer into our lives, the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas now flow into one another seamlessly. This was not always true. When I was growing up there were much more clearly defined distinctions between Halloween – when goblins…

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Occupy Wall Street: Is the Medium as Important as the Message?

By December 2, 2011

By Matt Leighninger & Bruce L. Mallory As practitioners and students of deliberative democracy for more than a decade, we are intrigued by the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and by the contrast between these methods and the traditional ways in which governments try to engage citizens. Media commentators speculate on whether the…

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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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