Project Overview The Practicing Democracy Project An overview of our curated resources and spiritual practices for individuals and groups wanting to practice democracy. (Click on the blue icons to navigate to other content sections.)
Program Plans Practicing Democracy Guides Ways to practice democracy at home, at work, on the Internet, and in other settings.
Collaborative Engagement Fellowship Opportunity Help shape America's democracy for the common good of all.
Art & Photography Art by George Caleb Bingham Three paintings depicting scenes of the American political process.
We the People Book Club Reading Guides Downloadable guides examining the values and visions of American life in book-club literary selections.
Topic Consumerism Exploring the problem of "too much stuff" and helpful antidotes.
Teachers Democracy Mentors Visionaries who have brought their insights and expertise to bear on creating healthy democracy.
New Book Hearth A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place

Our Philosophy

Democracy is more than the system of government; it is a way of life based upon citizens' commitment to the common good. The Practicing Democracy Project — a collaboration between Spirituality & Practice and The Fetzer Institute — is curating resources and spiritual practices for different constituencies wanting to support a flourishing democracy. We invite you to read our overview of the project to see how democracy can be strengthened and deepened through spiritual practices.