In Luminous Splendor

In Luminous Splendor

A voice out of Bethlehem two thousand years ago said that all men were created equal. It said right would triumph. Jesus of Nazareth wrote no books, he owned no property to endow him with influence. He had no friends in the course of the powerful. But he changed the...
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Vision Quest

The marvelous vision of the peaceable Kingdom, in which all violence has been overcome and all men, women, and children live in loving unity with nature, calls for its realization in our day-to-day lives. Instead of being an escapist dream, it challenges us to...
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Howdy Partner

Partnership education helps students look beyond conventional social categories such as capitalism v. communism, right v. left, religious, v. secular and even industrial v. pre industrial or even post industrial. They can instead begin to focus on relationships and on...
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Thou Shalt Not Ration Justice

It is the daily; it is the small; it is the cumulative injuries of little people that we are here to protect…If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. ~ Learned Hand 1 872-1961   United States    Supreme Court...
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Buck Up

Do not be daunted by the insurmountability of the world’s grief. Do justice, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work but neither are you free to abandon it. ~ The Talmud* Historical Age, Dark Age 1400-700 BC;...
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Can You Hear Me? Calling Compassion

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to...