In this lesson, we continue our discussion on civil discourse across the divide. I encourage us to be suspicious of our own righteousness. It’s a default response served up to us by our lower brains, which our upper brains dress up with nice justifications and narratives. The spiritual journey, “working the circle,” can help us […]

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In this lesson we continue exploring how to listen across the political divide by examining the six moral foundations of humanity. Discover which three moral foundations the liberals value most highly and which four traditionally underlie conservative positions.

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As we saw last week, we can sum up the message of the ancient prophets pretty simply. “Do the right thing . . . or suffer the consequences.” That idea riled up some folks in our community this last week. It poked some old church hurts — preachers threatening punishment from God to get people […]

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We can sum up the message of the ancient prophets pretty simply. “Do the right thing . . . or suffer the consequences.” To many religious folk, that sounds like a threat from God. In a recent TED talk, we realize, it’s a pretty accurate description of what happens when we don’t keep our commitments […]

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