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Essay
Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy

Parker Palmer presents qualities of citizenship that are essential for sustaining democracy in troubled times.

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Student Curiosity and The Human Spirit During COVID-19

Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger and Dr. Emily Schell explore the power of student curiosity and its impact on learning. 

Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Film
Elemental

Three individuals united by their deep connection with nature are driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

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Nurturing the Heart of Democracy

How might we teach democracy in our classrooms? Parker Palmer and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, in this webinar recording, explore civic and moral education.

Film
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Enhancing Our Understanding: Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures, Languages, and Territories with Native Land Digital
Photo Essay
Dark Skies
The loss of our connection to darkness and to the night sky is emblematic of our deeper separation from the natural world.
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Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exploring Moral Education

A conversation with Parker J. Palmer and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger.

Film
The Art of Weaving
Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.
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Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Photographer Camille Seaman
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Maris Curran
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert

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