The Poetic Unfolding of the Human Spirit Author:John Paul Lederach In 1999, the Fetzer Institute began the Deepening of the American Dream project as an attempt to sow the seeds of national conversation about the inner life of democracy and the nature of our society as a community in relationship with the rest of the world. We set out to assemble a diverse group of leading thinkers and authors to explore, in co... more »nversation and writing, the American dream and the spiritual values on which it rests.
During the life of the project, Fetzer has extended this unfolding dialogue in a public domain, in partnership with Jossey-Bass, by publishing and circulating original essays as free pamphlets and by holding public forums.
In an effort to surface the psychological and spiritual roots at the heart of the critical issues that face the world today, the Fetzer Institute has extended this inquiry by creating a parallel series focused on exploring a global dream.
The Poetic Unfolding of the Human Spirit continues the search for common resources that might, if held together, repair the isolations and separations that divide us today. The publisher hopes that this essay and the spirit on which it is founded will spark your own questions and conversations.« less