Upcoming Concerts & Workshops
January 21st, 2012 thru January 22nd, 2012
Luther College Decorah Iowa
On Saturday, January 21, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
Parker Palmer and Carrie Newcomer will facilitate a gathering titled
Democracy from the Inside Out: A Circle of Trust Retreat, in Baker Commons at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. (A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM.)
In this day-long experience, people will examine their own citizen “habits of the heart,” guided by themes from Parker Palmer’s new book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, and by “Circle of Trust” ground rules that create a safe space for exploring challenging topics. Participants will spend time in large-group exploration of meaningful questions, in silent and solitary reflection and journaling, and in small-group dialogues rooted in personal storytelling. Toward the end of the retreat, participants will be invited to imagine how they might take the insights of the day back to the familiar settings of their own lives: families, neighborhoods, schools, religious communities, the workplace, and the larger reaches of public life. Registration is limited to 50 people, with first priority going to Luther students, and caps on enrollment of Luther faculty/staff and community members. Online registration will begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
On Sunday, January 22, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM,
Carrie Newcomer and Parker Palmer will offer a concert and spoken word event titled
Healing the Heart of Democracy: A Gathering of Spirits for the Common Good, in the Center for Faith and Life at Luther College.
The generous support of Luther's Center for Ethics and Public Life makes it possible to offer this event open to the public with no admission charge.