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Memorial Day: A Catalyst for Learning, Gratitude, and Kindness

Memorial Day: A Catalyst for Learning,
Gratitude, and Kindness

REMEMBRANCE

History: What is Memorial Day? According to usmemorialday.org, Memorial Day “started off as a somber day of remembrance; a day when Americans went to cemeteries and placed flags or flowers on the graves of our war dead. 848 more words

Community Based Education

Wwyd?

Acronyms—netiquette—urban dictionary—GIFs

I pride myself on being technologically savvy, up to date, and cool (the urban dictionary actually endorses this word because it is very “conveniant” ). 493 more words

Australian and New Zealand children's resources for use in Worship.

A few Sunday’s ago I listened to an empassioned couple, Kaye and Tavis Beer, speak about their work in the Northern Territory Anglican Diocese supporting Indigenous Priests working in their own communities. 321 more words

Addressing Intergenerational Mobility: A Discussion with Dr. Miles Corak

https://beyondtheheadlinesdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/corakepisode_podcast_mixdown.mp3

Addressing inequality is arguably one of the most challenging issues in public policy. How we choose to acknowledge past, present and future inequalities; how we measure and identify this issue; whether we address concerns on the basis of inequality of outcome or opportunity; and what policies we ultimately should implement to tackle inequality remain important political, philosophical and statistical questions for decision-makers around the world. 529 more words

Podcasts

It begins..

I’ve been mulling this idea of connecting foreigners who want to learn the local language of their new home with elderly people who need more company over in my head for years, and now that my daughter has started going to school and I have some free time I have no more excuses not to a) actually go out and do it for myself as a British person living in Brussels who lacks confidence in speaking French and hasn’t found that formal lessons help get over this hurdle and b) encourage others to do the same because I think it’s a good idea and would help to break down inter-generational and cross-cultural divides and would strengthen community bonds . 341 more words

Community

Simon Jacobson on "honouring thy father and thy mother"

The commandment to “honour thy father and thy mother” is one that, one would like to hope, is usually relatively straightforward. Many of us (most of us?) can fairly easily point to evidence our parents are or were nurturing, supportive and loving … but one must always acknowledge those who cannot. 1,368 more words

Commonplace Book

balletLORENT presents Rumpelstiltskin, Oxford Playhouse, 1st-2nd June 2018

Following the success of Rapunzel and Snow White, award winning balletLORENT returns to Oxford Playhouse with the final show in their trilogy of fairytales, … 279 more words

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