Saturday, March 10, 2018
10 Arts to "Clarity, Creativity & Courage in a World Gone Mad"
Ten Arts of Democracy from the book, "Getting a Grip -- Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad"
By Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappe on fresh political approaches to finding meaning:
Art One: Active Listening
Encouraging the speaker and searching for meaning
Art Two: Creative Conflict
Confronting others in ways that produce growth
Art Three: Mediation
Facilitating interaction to help people in conflict hear one another
Art Four: Negotiation Problem solving that meets some key interests of all involved
Art Five: Political Imagination Re-imaging our futures according to our values
Art Six: Public Dialogue
Public talk on matters that concern us all
Art Seven: Public Judgment
Public decision making that allows citizens to make choices they are willing to help implement
Art Eight: Celebration
Expressing joy and gratitude for what we learn as well as what we achieve
Art Nine: Evaluation and Reflection
Assessing and incorporating the lessons we learn through action
Art Ten: Mentoring
Supportively guiding others in learning these arts of public life"