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.)
Survey What We Learned People's hopes, fears, needs, and ideas about democracy.
We the People Book Club Reading Guides Downloadable guides examining the values and visions of American life in book-club literary selections.
Book Review Howard Zinn Speaks A sturdy, radical, and thought-provoking collection of speeches.
Book Excerpt The Rich and the Rest of Us Reflections upon different understandings of the values assumed to be part of the American dream.
Prayer A Book of Uncommon Prayer A desperate prayer for patience, muttering, bubbling, nattering, and preening politicians.
Spiritual Practice I Am More Than This A simple practice for countless situations when you need to get a wider perspective on what's happening to you.
Topic Humility A lowly virtue that deserves to be held in high esteem.

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.

Project Updates

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