Parker Palmer Speaks in Seattle

On behalf of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, we would like to let you know about a significant and timely visit from a man whose work is orienting our country toward positive transformation.

Internationally known educator, author and activist Parker Palmer will be in Seattle Tuesday, July 16th through Thursday, July 18th to spark a community conversation based on his latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit.  Parker Palmer’s visit is co-sponsored by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Palmer’s wisdom has touched millions of people through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, and A Hidden Wholeness.  Founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, Palmer was named in 2011 an Utne Reader Visionary, one of “25 people who are changing your world.”

On Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30 PM, Palmer will give a talk on his latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, at Benaroya Hall.  Tickets for this event are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors/students.  For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, click here.  Please note: Benaroya Hall charges an additional $8 per order for phone and internet sales (regardless of the number of tickets in the order).

On Wednesday, July 17th there is a half-day workshop with Parker Palmer from 8 – 11:30 AM at Saint Mark’s Episcopal on Capitol Hill.  Palmer will engage participants in his grounded vision of “a politics worthy of the human spirit” and invite attendees into creative conversation with each other.  Tickets for the workshop are $99 and includes continental breakfast.  For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, click here.

Finally, On Thursday, July 18th at 12 noon, Parker Palmer will participate on a Lunchtime Panel with Seattle CityClub, “Civil Discourse: Moving to the Heart of the Matter,” at Town Hall Downstairs, 1119 8th Ave. Seattle.  How can we listen to and learn from each other even when emotions are high and opposing positions seem entrenched?  When did civility in discourse break down and how can we act to change the trend?  For more information, and to purchase tickets for the panel, click here.

For more information about Parker Palmer’s visit and the Center for Courage & Renewal, visit http://www.couragerenewal.org/july2013.

Feeling inspired to participate in a self-guided “Getting to the Heart of the Matter” online workshop?  Based on Parker Palmer’s latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy (not required), participants will explore five “habits of the heart” that contribute to personal well-being and to our capacity to work for the common good.  The cost is $49 with a money-back guarantee.  For more information, click here or visit http://www.cojourneo.com.