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The following resources were mentioned and explored in the webinar, “Nurturing the Heart of Democracy,” held on October 28, 2020.

Articles, Books, & Websites  

  1. The Witness Institute | Ariel Burger

  2. The Center for Courage and Renewal

  3. Parker J. Palmer Social Media Handles: Facebook | Twitter

  4. Parker J. Palmer, “Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy,” Global Oneness Project.

  5. Parker J. Palmer’s Five Habits of the Heart,” The Center for Courage and Renewal.

  6. Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, “Teaching and Learning from the Heart in Troubled Times,” Global Oneness Project.

  7. Written interview/dialogue with Parker J. Palmer and Ariel Burger, “Turning To Face the Dark,” Global Oneness Project. (Published June 2020)

  8. Working Towards Wholeness,” webinar with Parker Palmer, Ariel Burger,and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Oneness Project.

  9. Exploring Moral Education,” webinar with Parker Palmer, Ariel Buger, and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Oneness Project.

  10. Share My Lesson Webinar, “Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times” with Ariel Burger and Cleary Vaughan-Lee.

  11. Webinar with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, a follow-up conversation to the Share My Lesson webinar, Global Oneness Project.

  12. Rev. Otis Moss III: The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with ‘the Mystic of the Movement’ Howard Thurman.” OnBeing Podcast.

  13. Parker J. Palmer, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, 2011.

  14. Parker J. Palmer, The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal, 2010.

  15. Parker J. Palmer, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old, 2018.

  16. Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, 2018.

  17. Terry Tempest Williams, The Open Space of Democracy, 2004.

  18. Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet. Edited by Gregory C. Ellison II.

Curricula & Stories

  1. The Power of Curiosity,” elementary school lesson plan by Global Oneness Project, based on Ariel’s essay, “Teaching and Learning from the Heart in Troubled Times.

  2. The Importance of Embracing Questions,” middle school lesson plan by Global Oneness Project, based on Ariel’s essay, “Teaching and Learning from the Heart in Troubled Times.”

  3. Balancing Moral Ferocity with Self-Awareness,” high school lesson plan by Global Oneness Project, based on Ariel’s essay, “Teaching and Learning from the Heart in Troubled Times.”

  4. Healing the Heart of Democracy Discussion Guide,” by The Center for Courage and Renewal. 

  5. Global Oneness Project Trailer, Global Oneness Project.

  6. The Artifacts in Our Lives,” Global Oneness Project Student Photography Contest.

Chat Box Resources

  1. “Otherness” from Babylonian Talmud. From Talmud Bavli, Bava Batra 15a:
    “I created many drops in the cloud, and I created every drop in its own form so that there are no two drops with the same form, since if two drops had the same form they would blur the earth and it would not bear fruits.”

  2. Howard Thurman Documentary: Backs against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story. 

  3. The Importance of Civics Education.” By Jackie Gerstein.

  4. Elie Wiesel: The Tragedy of the Believer.” OnBeing Podcast.

  5. Edgar Morin: Seven Complex Lessons in Education. YouTube Video.

  6. The Ubuntu Choirs Network

  7. Seattle Peace Chorus Fall 2020 virtual concert: "Freedom Rings: Get Out the Vote!" YouTube Video.  

  8. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
    - John Dewey

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