Connect with members of the Center for Courage & Renewal around the world

Become a member of the Center for Courage & Renewal and join us on our new Courage & Renewal Community Platform to help deepen your practice, feel a greater sense of belonging, share your gifts and experiences, and learn alongside others who are bringing our approach into their lives, work, and communities.

“If we are willing to embrace the challenge of becoming whole, we can’t do it alone. We all need other people to invite, amplify, and help us listen to our inner teacher. We all need trustworthy relationships — tenacious communities of support — if we hope to sustain the journey towards wholeness.”

Parker J. Palmer

Connect, Learn, Practice

The Courage & Renewal Community Platform

When you become a member you’ll gain access to our new Courage & Renewal Community Platform. It has been thoughtfully designed as a central online gathering place for our global Courage & Renewal network—a place to connect, learn, and practice with people from around the world. On the platform you’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences and perspectives, start rich discussions that help point people towards valuable resources, pose questions that surface new insights, join self-organized groups based on your interests and identity, find other members in your local area, and cultivate life-giving relationships.

Each of us has so much to offer (and receive from others): our learnings and experiences, our skills and gifts, and our questions and grapplings. The community platform gives all of us a way of organizing and connecting that will create so many possibilities for every member of our community to be more effective in how we bring our principles and practices into our lives and the world around us.

Nurturing Belonging

We strive to create an accessible and inclusive community for anyone yearning to become more authentic and whole.

In becoming a member of the Center for Courage & Renewal, you’ll have an outsized role in helping shape our community and nurture the kind of belonging that gives people hope. We know that there is incredible value in bringing people together to empower the movement for a more loving, healthy, and equitable world. We know that making the decision to respect the integrity of our own soul and living in ways that express that wholeness more fully can be really hard. That’s why finding our people and forging deeper connections with those who share our values is so important—it makes the hard stuff a little easier.

The Courage & Renewal community is made up of so many people around the world who have been inspired by the Courage & Renewal approach and are finding meaningful ways to bring it into their lives and work. We think of them as practitioners–people who are practicing ways of being with themselves and others that bring healing, hope, and the power to move toward personal and societal wholeness.

Whether they’ve encountered Parker Palmer’s teachings, participated in a Circle of Trust retreat or Courage & Renewal program, created their own reflective support groups rooted in our principles and practices, or simply tried to show up more fully for the people and causes they care about, each person is part of a movement to create a more loving, equitable, and healthy world.

By becoming a member of the Center for Courage & Renewal and joining our Community Platform, you’ll be able to connect with and learn from these kindred spirits. You’ll also gain a greater appreciation of the collective journey we’re on as we move towards wholeness. Our hope is that we can help you find another “place” in this complex world to call home.

Become a member, invest in community

To become a member, please select the annual membership fee below that makes the most sense for you at this time, and complete the sign-up form to tell us more about yourself. Whether you select Standard, Scholarship, Pay It Forward, or Pay Your Own Amount, every membership payment option affords you the same access and opportunities. Your membership fee is an investment that helps sustain the tools and resources that make nurturing community and belonging possible for our organization. In striving to make our programs and resources as inclusive and accessible as we can, we are offering a range of annual membership fee options so that no one is ever turned away from belonging to this community due to financial circumstances. By selecting the Pay It Forward option you can help create opportunities for others to become members. If none of the three pre-determined options work for you, you can designate your own membership fee by clicking the link below and entering your own amount, no questions asked.


$60 /year

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Pay it Forward

$180 /year

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