July 22, 2013
Renowned educator/activist Parker Palmer recently spoke about his current book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit (2011), at a Seattle Interfaith breakfast.
Focusing on the five ‘habits of the heart’ (a phrase coined by author Alexis de Tocqueville) that make democracy possible, Parker points out:
“Habits of the heart are deeply ingrained ways of seeing, being and responding to life that involve our minds, our emotions, our self-images, our concepts of meaning and purpose. I believe that these five interlocked habits are critical to sustaining a democracy,” says Parker.
The gathering concluded with the invitation for faith communities to be ‘safe spaces’ for civil discourse.
“I look forward to finding ways that Plymouth can be a part of this critical need,” adds Rev. Remole.Subscribe
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We look to God for the breaking of oppression and healing in the land. Let us stand together with one voice as we watch, fight, and pray with life prioritized.
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