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Parker Palmer

This Is What Spiritually-Guided Politics Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion

Presidential debates tend to bring out some of the worst aspects of American politics. Already, this election year has witnessed its fair share of vit...

Parker J. Palmer on Racial Injustice and the Standard of Faithfulness

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Parker J. Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change, with nearly 10 books and countless articles to his credit.

Renewing Our Citizenship: Questions, Stories, and the Passover Seder

Rabbi Josh Feigelson | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Josh Feigelson

Here's an aphorism you're likely to hear this time of year: 'The Passover seder is the longest-running symposium on the meaning of freedom in the history of the world.' That's true, but it's insufficient.

18 Books to Inform, Deepen and Transform Your Understanding of Education in America

Lena Tabori | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Lena Tabori

Recommendations from the Best K-12 Teachers in the Country Last Fall, when we were publishing Katrina Fried's brilliant book, American Teacher, Heroe...

The Spirit of Now

Roger Housden | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Roger Housden

They are drawn to take the journey toward individuation rather than individualism, and for many, that journey is not just a progression toward a healthy ego--invaluable as that is in itself--but also an opening to the transcendent dimensions of human experience.

It's All About the Journey

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We all have challenges on the journey of life. Some are as minor as a bug on a windshield. Others come like an F5 tornado. And through it all, we keep growing. But whether the sun shines or we are facing a hurricane, it really is all about the journey.

WATCH: Parker Palmer: The Risk Of Incarnation

Travis Reed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Travis Reed

Author, educator and activist Parker Palmer on Advent and the Word made flesh.

WATCH: Standing In The Tragic Gap

Travis Reed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Travis Reed

Is our democratic system capable of evolution? With our capacity to hold tension creatively, Parker Palmer thinks so.

Amendment 1 Through An Interfaith Lens

Kyle Anderson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

While people are not going to come to agreement over contentious issues, I believe there is still room for meaningful conversation to foster mutual understanding.

Teach Now: An Interview with Jennifer Louden

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tara Sophia Mohr

Teach Now is about how all of us can claim our role as teachers more fully and more confidently, and share our knowledge with those who need it.

How to Really Teach Like a Champion

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

What does it mean to "teach like a champion"? Can great teachers be reduced to, and developed by, a discrete set of tools and techniques?

Some Words to Consider From Parker Palmer

Kenneth Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kenneth Bernstein

What have we achieved by raising test scores? Is a goal to raise scores not a clear example of the kind of thing Parker Palmer describes as "trivial and mediocre ends"?

Back To School For New Radicals: Share What You're Doing!

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Maybe because it's back-to-school time, I've heard from readers about a bunch of different education-related ventures. In fact, here's another example of a university and a New Radical working together.