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We need a spirituality that binds all humans together with their universe. Religion comes from the Latin ligio which means to bind together. In this sense, a new spirituality would bind us together and accept the differences that are so exquisitely revealed.

Doug Does Life

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. Your comment is most appropriate and true to very word.
    Spirituality finds no relation to religion which means it accepts and binds every one together.

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  2. Yes indeed Ivon. Thank you for sharing this. Val x

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  3. Have I told you about the book I was introduced to by a friend. It is called Awakening One New Man and is written in 12 chapters with a different Jewish or Gentile writer for each chapter. It is very similar to this subject and the hope for unity in the future. You can take a look at upwardbound.me.com/short stories and books for a brief look at what it is about. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.It is a word press blog.

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    • Thank you Marie. It sounds interesting and I will look into it. It sounds similar to Simon Wiesenthal’s Sunflower. He discussed forgiveness as it related to an experience he had during World War II. The second half of this very short book is a broader discussion on forgiveness with a number of people from various faiths contributing their views about forgiveness and the way they understood it based on their religion.

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