education

education

By Omid Safi September 08, 2014

Lists can be fun. How about we create a community of learning and sharing for continued growth!

By Parker J. Palmer August 27, 2014

As school begins for many students across the U.S., a reminder to praise our teachers and offer "soft eyes" of compassion to our children.

By Mariah Helgeson July 03, 2014

Inspired by Du Bois, Cory Booker reflects on the individual yearning of black men as essential to collective struggle. For him, the gift of his skin color is in allowing a better appreciation of the texture of humanity and a deeper ability to feel compassion.

By Mariah Helgeson July 01, 2014

How do we teach our children to be aware, to question, to be tolerant, to be resilient and righteous? How do we nurture their brilliance and bravery? A photoquote from poet Elizabeth Alexander, inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois

By Trent Gilliss October 11, 2013

A young Pakistani girl shares a story of strength and peace that leaves us all in awe.

May 18, 2013

An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

February 07, 2013

A community college professor responds to Seth Godin's story with his student's poetry.

September 18, 2012

Cooking for PeaceEvery week for the past five months, a group of Arab and Jewish women from neighboring towns near Haifa, Israel have come together to cook. Each week, they meet in a different woman’s home, discovering their commonalities and differences by sharing recipes, culinary traditions, and childhood memories.

August 13, 2012

A doctrinal framework that's fallen out of favor may be the best hope in giving Christian's faith a structure and a language they can articulate.

May 07, 2012
S. James GatesIn this lecture for Westmont College’s series titled “Beyond Two Cultures: The Sciences as Liberal Arts,” string theorist Jim Gates offers his thoughts on the complementary natures of science and the liberal arts — and how the human mind formulates “systems of belief” in both disciplines. 

This is the first time, in a formal structured way, I’ve been asked to speak before a group of academicians on this set of issues. It is a great honor to be invited to speak on behalf of one of the two “cultures” mentioned in the commentary by C.P. Snow (1905-1980) in New Statesman. It is also a great challenge to be so called upon to speak for an entire “culture.” Of necessity, my comments were created from the vantage point of thirty or so years of working embedded within the academic/scientific culture, and specifically within the field of physics. My views have been molded by this experience.

January 26, 2012

Campus Martius Fountain in Detroit Kids play at the Campus Martius Fountain in Detroit. (photo: Maia C./Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0)

After listening to this week’s show with Grace Lee Boggs (“Becoming Detroit”), Peter Putnam sent this inspired response:

November 25, 2011

Honor your favorite teacher and share a story about her or him.

1
April 16, 2011

At Neri Bloomfield "talking about coexistence is far less important than living it."

1
December 13, 2010

The filmmaker David Lynch has been a vocal advocate of transcendental meditation for some time now. But I’m quite intrigued with the work that his foundation is doing with returning veterans.

September 05, 2010
August 03, 2010

Simply a wonderful, four-minute film about the value of handwork and experiencing the world.

1
May 06, 2010

A listener grapples with our show and Sitting Bull's legacy.

Pages

apples