General readings for all of the sessions:

Garden of Democracy A new American story Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of government BY ERIC LIU, NICK HANAUER

– The Heart of Democracy : The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit 1st Edition by Parker Palmer

– The Relevance of Religion: How People of Faith Can Change Politics by John Danforth

Articles on the Website

ONE GOD Many Names

The Sacred Paradox

For Session 1:    Democratic Values, Religion and Personal Fulfillment

Plato’s Four Levels of Happiness – Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership

John Danforth on Democracy and Religion

For Session 2:    February 21 – Yesterday’s Wisdom: Today’s World

The Words of Vaclav Havel

Influence of Arabic and Islamic Philosophy on Judaic Thought

For Session 3:    March 20 – Ideals and Virtues: Too much of a Good Thing?

For Session 4:    April 24 – The Heart of Religion and Democracy

For Session 5:    May 22 – Human Family Values and the Work Ahead