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On a hill in the distance a building stands, a tribute to strength, power and brutal force. The setting sun gleams off of its bright gilded walls, making it into a tiny thing of beauty like a trinket to be worn. 971 more words


Keeping Open the Doors of our Hearts

This blog now contains over 560 posts. The post below first appeared in November, 2012. I am sharing it again because it is appropriate for us  to remember in a time of racial division.  545 more words

Living As Apprentices

Canoes & the upside-down ways of a coming king

I’ve been thinking about those tiny canoes, dancing in front of giant USS nitro.

It happened at Christmas, in 1971. The USA was bombing women, children, and hospitals in Vietnam. 1,682 more words

Social Justice

Adopting active nonviolence and inclusive love in our commitment to a just peace

by Bishop Kevin Dowling
Co-President of Pax Christi International

I begin with the well-known text from Micah (6:8): “… this is what Yahweh asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God…” 2,950 more words


Current Edition of Inspire Solutions Looks at Nonviolent Resistance

By: David J. Smith, November 28, 2016

The current edition of Dawson College’s Inspire Solutions examines nonviolent resistance. Click the image below.

Community Colleges

Taking a Moment

In more ways than obe I have never needed to take a moment to quietly survey my mind and heart than now. As much as I am driven to write about and think about the horrors being perpetrated against my country, the world, its ecosystems and its people I really do know that any hope of change begins here. 157 more words


Nonviolence: A Way Through

Athletes use visualization before they perform. A gymnist sees herself executing her routine. A golfer sees his put rolling into the hole. Basketball players mentally trace the trajectory of their free throw into the basket. 246 more words