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I. Books, II. Theses and III. Memoirs written by EI/ICA Colleagues
About two hundred books have been written by Institute colleagues over the years, ranging from non-fiction to fiction, sprituality, history, and methods.  The photo above shows many of them. The books are listed below along with theses related to Institute work and interests; and memoirs.


As you review the books, theses and memoirs below, you will see some individuals have given permission to share their writings. making them available for anyone to access (see blue links). If you are willing to have yours posted online, please email a PDF of your work to


I.  Books

Addington, R. James, Tragic Investment: How race sabotages communities and jeopardizes America’s future – and what we can do about it (2019)


Baggett, John F. Finding the Good in Grief (2013); Times of Tragedy and Moments of Grace (2009); Seeing through the Eyes of Jesus: His Revolutionary View of Reality and His Transcendent Significance for Faith (2008)


Bergdall, Terry. Earthrise Sampler: Personal Reflections about Spirit (2007); MAP (Methods For Active Participation): Facilitators Handbook for Promoting Rural Participation (1994); Methods for Active Participation: Experiences in Rural Development from East and Central Africa (1994); The MAP Manual for Training Facilitators (1992)


Broersma, Patricia. Riding into Your Mythic Life: Transformational Adventures with the Horse (2007)


Burbidge, John, More Than Halfway to Somewhere (2020; The Boatman: An Indian Love Story (2015); Dare Me! The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin (2014); Beyond Prince and Merchant: Citizen Participation and the Rise of Civil Society (1997); Approaches That Work in Rural Development: I.E.R.D. Series 3 (1988); Calling All Gifts to Build the Future, The Lavender League (1984).


Burbidge, John, Editor, Please Forward: The Life of Liza Tod (1999) (here is Garnet Banks interviewing Liza Tod about her story:


Buss, Sarah H. Love Letters to a Mirage in the Desert: From Here to Eternity (2013); The Other Side of Midnight (2012)


Campbell, James M, Facilitating Authentic Participation: Transformative steps to empower groups (2019)


Chagnon, Lucille Tessier. You, Yes You, Can Teach Someone to Read: A Step by Step How-To Book (2005); Voice Hidden, Voice Heard: A Reading and Writing Anthology (1998)


Cock, John P., Daily Spirit Journal (Volume VI): Quotes and Reflections for 365 Days (2010)Daily Spirit Journal (Volume V): Quotes and Reflections for 365 Days (2009); Daily Spirit Journal (Volume IV): Quotes and Reflections for 365 Days (2008); Daily Spirit Journal (Volume III): Quotes and Reflections for 365 Days (2007); By Cosmic Design: Spirit Poems 1971-2006 (2006); Daily Spirit Journal (Volume II): Quotes and Reflections for 365 Days (2006); Daily Spirit Journal: Quotes and Reflections for 365 Days (2005); Journer (2005); Our Universal Spirit Journey: Reflection and Verse for Creation’s Sake (2002); The Transparent Event: Post-Modern Christ Images (2001); Motivation for the Great Work: Forty Meaty Meditations for the Secular-Religious (2000); Called to Be: A spirit odyssey (2000); Jesus Christ for the 21st Century: Post-Modern Christ Images (1999)


Cock, John P. and Cock, Lynda. At One with The Heart of Creation: Reflections and Verse on the Spirit Journey (2004)


Dove, Jenelle. Reflections on Jesus’ Journey (2017)


Dunn, David M. Poems for Russian Friends (1991); Seasons, Loves, Tomorrows: Practice Dancing in Ecstasy (1990); The Ways of Transformation: Practice Receiving Unsolicited Revelation (1987); Anticipations: Practice Looking Forward to Tomorrow (1986); The Book of Graces; The Pilgrimage


Dyson, Burton and Dyson, Elizabeth. Neighborhood Caretakers: Stories, Strategies and Tools for Healing Urban Community (1989)


Eggerling, Glenda Long, The Comer: From grief to romance and remarriage at age 60 – a widow’s plunge into bewilderment, promise and pleasure (2014)


Eggert, Nancy J., Contemplative Leadership for Entrepreneurial Organizations: Paradigms, metaphors and wicked problems (1998)


Elliott, Richard, Jr., Falling in Love With Mystery: We Don’t Have to Pretend Anymore (1998)


Engleman, Vance Sherwood. In Search of Profound Humanness: A Collection of Writings to Stir the Senses (2003)


Enright, Beverly Rose. Lucky Icons (2012) and Ask the Butterflies


Epps, John L. Meanderings 2 (2019); Meanderings: Reflections on People and Places (2018); Meanderings (2016); The Theology of Surprise: Exploring Life’s Mysteries (2013)


Epps, John L. (General Editor). Bending History: Selected Talks of Joseph Wesley Mathews, Volume II (2011); Bending History: Selected Talks of Joseph Wesley Mathews, Volume I (2005)


Ennis, Carl. An Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: A Memoir (2018)


Evans, Mary Anne, McElfresh, Rebecca, and Smith, Lucy Ellen. Embracing Our Final Days: A Journey of Care to the End (2018)


Feldmanis, A. Ed. After the Wedding Cake: The Couple’s Book for Newlyweds and Those Preparing for Marriage (2016)




Fishel, Judy, How Tony Learned to Read: Growing up dyslexic (2021); Straight A’s are NOT Enough: Breakthrough in learning for college students (2015)


Gadway, Kaze. Stamp It Holy: Stories and Wisdom of Native Youth (2017)


Gadway, Kaze, and Wilson, Priscilla H. Everyday Wonder: from Kansas to Kenya from Ecuador to Ethiopia (2014)



Gilbraith, Martin, Kimberly Bain and others, The Power of Facilitation (2021)



Goetz, Klaus and Mann, Clarence (editors). Borderless Business: Managing the Far-Flung Enterprise (2006)


Greene, Richard Tabor. Global Quality: A Synthesis of the World’s Best Management Methods (1984)


Gregory, Susan. Hey, White Girl! (1970)



Gribble, June A. and Heckman, Shirley. Covenant People (1993)


Griffith, Beret E. (editor). A Chronological History of the Ecumenical Institute and the Institute of Cultural Affairs 1952-1988 (Revised 2018)


Griffith, Brian. The Garden of Their Dreams, Desertification and Culture in World History (2001)


Gruba, Paul and Hinkelman, Don. Blending Technologies in the Second Language Classroom (2011)


Hanson, Bob. Chasing Windmills. Why Not: The Poetry of “Koshin” an Aging Monk Living for Justice and Peace for All (2011)


Hanson, Mirja P. Clues to Achieving Consensus: A Leader’s Guide to Navigating Collaborative Problem Solving (2005)


Harper, Gordon L. Empowering Leadership (1991); Meet the Future (1989)


Heckman, Shirley J.  On the Wings of a Butterfly: A Guide to Total Christian Education (1981)Visions of Peace (1946)


Heckman, Shirley and June A. Gribble. Covenant People (1993)


Hinkelman, Don and Gruba, Paul. Blending Technologies in the Second Language Classroom (2011)


Holmes, Duncan and Stanfield, Jeanette. The Courage to Lead Study Guide: Lesson Plans for Group Study (2016)


Howie, Ellen and Lindblad, Judy. Signs of Tolerance: More Poems in Collaboration with Life and One Another (1995); Signs of Life: Poems in Collaboration with Life and One Another (1994)


Institute of Cultural Affairs International, Brussels (editor). What’s Happening Today in 51 Rural Development Projects: 51 ‘Approaches’ that are Working! (1990); Voices of Rural Practitioners: IERD Series No. 2 (1987); Directory of Rural Development Projects: IERD Series No.1 (1985)


Jenkins, Maureen R. and Jenkins, Jon C. The Nine Disciplines of a Facilitator (2006); The Social Process Triangles (1997); International Facilitator’s Companion (1996); The Other World…in the Midst of Our World (1985)


Jinks,  Joy Sloan. Dynamic Aging: I Intend to Live Forever, So Far So Good (2015)


Kroeger, Amelia, Get the Point: Life and Times of Dick Kroeger (2011)



Kroeger, Brooke, The Suffragents:  How women used men to get the vote (2017)



Lachman, Wesley. The Shortest Way Home: A Contemplative Path to God (2008)


Lanphear, Fred. Songaia, an Unfolding Dream: The Story of a Community’s Journey into Being (2013)


Lazear, David. Higher Order Thinking: the Multiple Intelligences Way (2004); Pathways of Learning: Teaching Students and Parents About Multiple Intelligences (2001); The Intelligent Curriculum: Using Multiple Intelligences to Develop Your Students’ Full Potential (2000); Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences (1999); Eight Ways of Teaching: The Artistry of Teaching For Multiple Intelligences (1999); Multiple Intelligence Approaches to Assessment: Solving the Assessment Conundrum (1999); Seven Pathways of Learning: Teaching Students and Parents About Multiple Intelligences (1994); Seven Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences (1991); Seven Ways of Teaching: The Artistry of  Teaching with Multiple Intelligences (1991); Teaching for Multiple Intelligences: 2nd Edition (1991)


Lewellen, James R. and Williams, R. Bruce Leading for Success: Fourteen Lessons to Great Leadership (2013)


Lindblad, Judy and Howie, Ellen. Signs of Tolerance: More Poems in Collaboration with Life and One Another (1995); Signs of Life: Poems in Collaboration with Life and One Another (1994)


Lingo, Kaira Jewel, We Were Made for These Times: Ten lessons for moving through change, loss and disruption (October 2021)


Marshall, David and Kate. The Book of Us (2019); The Book of You: For My Child With Love (2017); What I Love about You, Mom (2014); My Life Map: A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future 2012); Picture of Me (2009); What I Love about You (2007);  The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions (2007); The Book of My Pet  (2000)


Marshall, Gene W., The Thinking Christian: Twenty-three Pathways of Awareness (2020); The Creator of Christianity: A commentary on the Gospel of Mark (2019);  Radical Gifts: Living the full Christian life in troubled times (2018); The Enigma of Consciousness: A Philosophy of Profound Humanness and Religion (2015); The Love of History and The Future of Christianity: Toward a Manifesto for a Next Christianity (2014); The Road from Empire to Eco-democracy (2011); Jacob’s Dream: A Christian Inquiry into Spirit Realization (2009); Great Paragraphs of Protestant Theology: A Commentary on the 20th Century Theological Revolution and its Implications for 21st Century (2005); The Call of the Awe: Rediscovering Christian Profundity in an Inter-religious Era (2003); The Resurrection of Paul: A Fictitious Dialogue With the New Testament Letter Writer (2000); Fresh Wineskins for the Christian Breakthrough: Fragments of Visionary Brooding on the Sociological Future of Christianity (1999); The Infinite Silence Speaks: Poetic Discourses on the Book of Genesis (1998); Speaking Back to the Infinite Silence: Some Poetic Discourses on the Psalms (1998); The Birth and Rebirth and Rebirth and Rebirth of Spirit: Some Reflections Upon the Origins and Survival Possibilities (1996); Good Christian Religion as a Social Project (1996); Great Thinks, Great Feels, and Great Resolves: Some Reflections on the Essence of Religious Experience (1996); The Infinite Silence Walks Among Us: Some Poetic Discourses on the Gospel of John (1996); To Be or Not to Be a Christian: Meditations and Essays on Authentic Christian Community (1994); The Reign of Reality A Fresh Start for the Earth (1987); A Primer on Radical Christianity (1985); Essays on Authentic Christian Community (1994); The Future of Religion (1983)


Marshall, Joyce. The Queen’s Quest and Other Tales: Stories to Live By (1994)


Mathews, James K., Brother Joe: A 20thCentury Apostle (2006); Eternal Values in a World of Change (1959, 2009)

McCleskey, David and Webb, Patricia. The Soul of the Tribe (2010); The Other World…in the Midst of Our World: A Journey Book for Spiritual Travelers (2005); The River of Consciousness: Spirit Exercises for the New Millennium (2001)


McGuire, Jann. Illness as Initiation: An Unlikely Heroine’s Journey (2010)


Mead, Christine. Disaster Work, Journey of Discovery: Creative Learning from Disasters (1990)


Mittleman, Daniel and Druckenmiller, Douglas (editors). Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society (2019)


Moore, E. Maynard and Walters, M. George (editors). Transforming the Legacy: People of Spirit in the 21stCentury, Volume II:The Response and Emerging Directions (2010); Transforming the Legacy: People of Spirit in the 21stCentury, Volume I: The Legacy and the Challenges (2010)


Moriarty, Patrick J. (editor). Evening Prayers Morning Promises: Understanding 12 Step Spirituality (1989)


Nelson, Jo. The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools: Over 100 Ways to Guide Clear Thinking and Promote Learning – 3rd Edition (2013)


Nelson, Wayne and Jo. Getting to the Bottom of Top:  Foundations of the Methodology (2017)


Neupane, Dasarath and Timsina, Tatwa P. (editors). Changing Lives, Changing Societies: ICA’s Experience in Nepal and in the World (2013)


Ouradnik, Robert. Growing Spiritually Without Getting Bogged Down in Religion (2009)


Packard, Keith Elaine. Play to Learn, Learn to Play: Activities for Parents with Children from Birth Through 3 Years Old (1998)Jugar para Aprender, Aprender a Jugar: Actividades para Padres con Hijos de 0 a 3 Anos (1998)


Pesek, Betty, et al. The Circle of Life: Extraordinary Spirit Capacities in a Life of Service (2000)


Poole, Carole J. Grits, Green Beans and the Holy Ghost: Memoirs of a Girl Monk (2015)


Reemstma, Connie W., Joyous Participation: A journey toward wholeness (2022);  Unspeakable Joy (2013)


Rippel, Rod. The Yellow Tulip & Other Poems (2019); Absolution for the Kitchen Sink: Poems & Fragments (2017); The Solitary Office With Annual Propers: Compiles from the Ecumenical Institute (2016); Miles from Moberly: A Man’s Journey to the 21stCentury (2004); Journey to the East (2003); Now and Then, Early Poems (1987); A Paraphrase of the Traditional Marriage Vows (1977);


St. John, Ann, INgratitude (2015)



Salmon, William E. One Mission – Two Objectives: Bible Studies in the Gospel of Mark (2012); Decoding our Christian Words: From Head-Trip Analysis to Gut-Trip Analysis (2011); The Making of a Teacher: Bible Studies in the Gospel of Matthew (2011); A Post-Modern Resource of Materials Regarding the New Testament Gospels and Letters (2006); Salmon’s Resources for Ministry (2002)


Sands, Rose Anne. Nature’s Spirit Messages for Vision, Self-Mastery, and Spirituality (2011)


Sands, Blase and Rose Ann. Trust and Manifest Your Bliss (2013)


Sharp, Basil. The Adventure of Being Human: A Guide to Living a Fuller Life (2000)


Shinn, Miriam. Outback Odyssey (2004)


Singleton, Louise Robinson. Catching a Glimpse: Poems by Louise Robertson Singleton (2019); At Home Between Earth and Sky (2015)

Slotta, OliveAnn Davis. Image Based Instruction, Foundations and Pedagogy (2009)


Spencer, Laura. Winning Through Participation: Meeting the challenge of corporate change with the Technology of Participation (1989) and in Spanish.


Stanfield, Jeanette.“Just Checkin’ on Ya:”My Journey of Being a Caregiver for a Loved One (2009)


Stanfield, R. BrianThe Courage to Lead: Transform Self, Transform Society (2012); The Art of Focused Conversation (2009); The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action (2002);The Courage to Lead: Daily Journal (2000); The Courage to Lead: Transform Self, Transform Society (2000)


Staples, Bill. Transformational Strategy: Facilitation of ToP Participatory Planning (2013)


Stover, F. NelsonVoices from a Walk through Time (2017); Through Three Portals: Helping Tomorrow Unfold – A Systematic Approach to Theology in the 21st Century (2014)The Rocks Sang Om: Poems Giving Voice to Pebbles and Pilgrims (2000); Beauty, Awe and Wonder (1990); Living in the Foothills of Crystal Mountain (1990)

Stover, F. Nelson and Elaine. Universe Story Walk: Guidebook (1999-2018)


Strachan, Sandra Conant. Balancing Act: Strategies for Successful Aging (2017)


Timsina, Tatwa P. and Neupane, Dasarath (editors). Changing Lives, Changing Societies: ICA’s Experience in Nepal and in the World (2013)


Troxel, James P. (editor). Government Works: Profiles of People Making a Difference (1995); Participation Works: Business Cases from Around the World (1993)


True, Robert. Prayers for Transition: In Memory of Sandra Anderson True (2011)


Wagner, LiDona. Seed of Imagination: An Ancestral Creative Journey (2020); Pilgrimage: Wonder, Encounter, Witness (2011)

Walker, Sunny. Facilitation for People in Prevention (2002)


Walters, M. George and Moore, E. Maynard (editors). Transforming the Legacy: People of Spirit in the 21st Century, Volume II:The Response and Emerging Directions (2010); Transforming the Legacy: People of Spirit in the 21stCentury, Volume I: The Legacy and the Challenges (2010)


Ward, Larry, America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal (2020)


Webb, Patricia, Morning Work: A memoir in poetry and prose (2021); The Other World In the Midst of This World (2005)


Webster, John. My EI/ICA Encounters (2001)


Wegner, Timothy. Image Lab (1992); Fractal Creations (1991)



West, Donnamarie. What More Can We Ask For? (1986)


West, George Randall. Creating Community: Finding Meaning in the Place We Live: A Handbook for Comprehensive Community Development  (2012)


Williams, R. Bruce. 12 Roles of Facilitators for School Change – 2nd Edition (2008); Cooperative Learning: A Standard for High Achievement (2007); 36 Tools for Building Spirit in Learning Communities (2006); Higher Order Thinking Skills Challenging All Students to Achieve (2003); Multiple Intelligences for Differentiated Learning and Higher Order Thinking Skills (2002); Brain-Compatible Learning for the BLOCK (1999); Implementing School Change: The Twelve Roles of Facilitators (1998); More Than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus (1993)


Williams, R. Bruce and Lewellen, James R. Leading for Success: Fourteen Lessons to Great Leadership (2013)


Wilson, Priscilla H.. The Wonder of Memory (2021); Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North: a Man of Service (2016); A Pioneer Love Story: The Letters of Minnie Hobart (2008)


Wilson, Priscilla H., Harnish, Kathleen, and Wright, Joel. The Facilitative Way: Leadership That Makes the Difference (2003)


Wilson, Priscilla H. and Gadway, Kaze. Every Day Wonder: From Kansas to Kenya from Ecuador to Ethiopia (2014)


Work, Robertson, Society, Spirit, Self: Essays on the one dance (2021);  The Critical Decade 2020 – 2029: Calls for ecological compassionate leadership (2020); Earthling Love: Living poems (2020);  Serving People and Planet:  In mystery, love and gratitude (2019); A Compassionate Civilization: The urgency of sustainable development and mindful activism – reflections and recommendations (2017)


Wright, Terry C. Autumnal Medley: Poems and Stories (2005); Another Annual Booklet of Poems (2004);  Stories and Essays: A Tidbit Collection (2000); Poems: Season’s Signature (1999); Poems: Midwinter Musings (1998); Whole Cloth (1998); Poems: Winter Holidays (1996)


Zahrt, David and Linda. Proper Liza Footprint (1987)

Ziegenhorn, Donna Woodard. Hindu and the Cowboy: A One-Act Play (2005)

II. University Papers and Other Writings 

Related to Institutes Work 


Bergdall, Thomas W., A Bare Bones Outline of Secular Christianity (2022)


Bingham, Annette Patton. An Analysis of Participatory Development Programs Which Could Lead to Empowerment of People. MA Thesis (1993)


Clements, Mollie, The New Humanity and An Indicator: As exemplified in the Global Council of the Order: Ecumenical, an independent study with Rosemary R. Ruether, December 6, 1984


Crocker, Marilyn, Teacher Burnout: The Price of Chronic Imbalance in The Quality of Worklife Imbalance: A Systems Analysis of the Problem, 1991


Epps, John. The Concept of the Church in the Theology of H. Richard Niebuhr,  Doctoral Thesis, Southern Methodist University (1971)


Elliott, David D., “The Soul of Man and the Radical Religious: St. Francis and the 20th Century“, dissertation for Master of Divinity at the Chicago Theological Seminary (1971)


Griffith, Beret E. The Development of Advanced Facilitator Training for The Institute of Cultural Affairs West: A Research Project Presented to the Faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies (1992)


Hanson, Greta, Intentional Community: An Exploration in Maintenance, Thesis for Bachelor of Arts program, Department of Sociology, 1989


Hefte, Rachel M., Co-Motion: Empowering youth through skill training and community-based projects (April 2002), Masters at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN


Hess, G. Alfred, Jr.,  Epistemological Basis of Imaginal Education (2005); Global Development Training for Village Residents: The Maharashtra Village Development Project. Doctoral Thesis (1980)


Jones, Mary Laura. Uptown Then and Now, April 2004


Kloepfer, John. The Art of Formative Questioning: A Way to Foster Self-disclosure.Thesis (1990)



Kroeger, Brooke Weinstin, “The Ecumenical Institute“, Master’s Project, May 1972


Mathews, Joseph Wesley, John Wesley:  Chapter 1:  The Human Constitution; Chapter 2:  The Life of Love; Chapter 3:  The Knowledge of Faith; Conclusion Concluding Remarks, Doctoral Thesis (194?)



Mathews, Joseph Wesley, Selected Talks, November 1978


Mathews, Joseph Wesley Jr. Fifth City: A case study in community development, MA Thesis (1975)


McGuire, Jann. Dark Passage: Illness as Initiation. Doctoral Thesis. University of Creation Spirituality (2001)

Newkirk, Karen, TRADING PLACES: Integrating Indigenous Australian knowledge into the modern economy (2020)

Packard, K. Elise, The Effect of the Learning Basket Approach on Teen Mothers’ Perception of the Role of Play in Infant Development and Their Own Confidence as Learners, Doctoral Thesis (2003)


Salmon, William E., The Development and Application of a Curriculum by which United Methodist Pastor-Parish Relations Committees and Pastors May Move to Mutual Ministry, Doctoral Thesis (1997)


Scott, Patricia Porter, ICA as a Learning Organization, 1995


Shinn, Ed, Parts of Shinn’s doctoral program:  The Village Earth Model for Sustainable Village Development, and A Brief History of Village Earth.


Slotta, OliveAnn Davis, Roles and Perceptions of Five Stakeholder Groups in a High School Program that Exemplified Second-Order Change,Doctoral Thesis (1999)


Troxel, Jonathan, Narrative Therapy Works: Telling the transformative story through narrative therapy (2004)



Tupe, Bhimrao, “A Study of Parenting Education“, Masters Thesis (2020)



Valdes, Kristine A. An Historical and Philosophical Context for Adopting a Project Approach to Teaching and Learning, MA Thesis (1998)



Wilkinson, Conna, The Oklahoma City Central City Jets:  Imaginal Religious Education in an Urban Setting (1994)



III.  Colleague Memoirs


Bailey, Bill. The Adventures of Bill and Marianna Bailey: As I Remember It (2009)


Betonte, Hilde (Smith), Memories of Life in the Faith and Life Community, the Ecumenical Institute and the Institute of Cultural Affairs (2019)


Bishop, Isobel Antoinette. The Circle of Grace: From Local to Global to Local(2018)


Bishop, Jim. Discovering the Balance: Between Reason and Emotion, Action and Reflection as Scientist, Parish Minister, Village Consultant Prison Chaplain (2018)


Campbell, James M, A Journey of Beginnings: The making of a life (2019)


Early, Lee, Footprints (2020)


Griffin, Muriel C. and Robert, A. Journey On (2018)


Hefte, Rachel, Co-Motion – Empowering Youth through Skill Training and Community-based Projects, April 2002



Salmon, Bill, Living with Death as a Friend, July 25, 2014



Singleton, Louise, At Home Between Earth and Sky (2015)


Zahrt, David. Around the World and Back: David’s Memoirs (2018)