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The Resource Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer

Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer

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Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit
Title
Healing the heart of democracy
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the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit
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Parker J. Palmer
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Language
eng
Summary
"Building on his own extensive experience as a writer and activist on various aspects of inner and institutional life, Parker J. Palmer explores the soulful dynamics of American politics. What he did for educators in The Courage to Teach he does for citizens here, exploring the dynamics of our inner lives for clues to reclaiming our national unity. In Healing the Heart of Democracy, he points the way to a politics worthy of the human spirit, rooted in the commonwealth of compassion and creativity still found among "We the People." Democracy is a non-stop experiment in the strengths and weaknesses of our political institutions, local communities, and the human heart--its outcome can never be taken for granted. The experiment is endless, unless we blow up the lab, and the explosives to do the job are found within us. But so also is the heart's alchemy that can turn suffering into community, conflict into the energy of creativity, and tension into a force that opens us to the common good. Healing the Heart of Democracy names the vital "habits of the heart" we need to do the job and shows how they can be formed. Palmer proposes practical and hopeful, on-the-ground ways to learn how to hold the tensions of our differences in a manner that can restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people.""--
Summary
"Building on his own extensive experience as a writer and activist on various aspects of inner and institutional life, Parker J. Palmer explores the soulful dynamics of American politics. What he did for educators in The Courage to Teach he does for citizens here, exploring the dynamics of our inner lives for clues to reclaiming our national unity. In Healing the Heart of Democracy, he points the way to a politics worthy of the human spirit, rooted in the commonwealth of compassion and creativity still found among "We the People." Democracy is a non-stop experiment in the strengths and weaknesses of our political institutions, local communities, and the human heart--its outcome can never be taken for granted. The experiment is endless, unless we blow up the lab, and the explosives to do the job are found within us. But so also is the heart's alchemy that can turn suffering into community, conflict into the energy of creativity, and tension into a force that opens us to the common good. Healing the Heart of Democracy names the vital "habits of the heart" we need to do the job and shows how they can be formed. Palmer proposes practical and hopeful, on-the-ground ways to learn how to hold the tensions of our differences in a manner that can restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people.""--
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Palmer, Parker J
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1759
LC item number
.P33 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Citizenship
  • Political participation
  • Civics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
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adult
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the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit
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Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011014366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 236 p.
Isbn
9780470590805
Lccn
2011014366
Label
Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011014366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 236 p.
Isbn
9780470590805
Lccn
2011014366

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