Henri Nouwen, Now & Then: Contemplations

This content is courtesy of the Henri Nouwen Society: “In these not-to-be-missed episodes of Now & Then, we hear from Henri Nouwen at the Crystal Cathedral in 1992. In Part One, Henri addresses the central questions – Who am I? Am I – what I have, what I do, or, what others say about me? In Part Two, he explores what it means to be chosen, to be blessed, to be broken and to be given. … Continue reading Henri Nouwen, Now & Then: Contemplations

Announcement: John Main Seminar, 19 to 22 October 2020: One Heart, One Hope; Indigenous Wisdom and the Future of Humanity

Tune into an event organized by The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) to honour the memory of Father John Main. The theme for this year’s seminar is to explore and learn from the Wisdom and Spirituality of the indigenous cultures to build a common ground for the future. Learn from speakers Alex Zatyrka, Doctor of Theology at the University of Innsbruck (a video by … Continue reading Announcement: John Main Seminar, 19 to 22 October 2020: One Heart, One Hope; Indigenous Wisdom and the Future of Humanity

David Lorimer; Towards A New Renaissance – Part I of II

The following content is provided by http://www.wccm.org “In these wide-ranging reflections David Lorrimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network (former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society) speaks about the decline of modern civilisation and the emergence of a creative minority which renews human society in each of its cycles. Other themes include the sense of human ‘progress’, the source of consciousness … Continue reading David Lorimer; Towards A New Renaissance – Part I of II

75 years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration with Setsuko Thurlow & FriendsThursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDTby Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition (Toronto) On August 6th, 1945, 13-year old Setsuko Thurlow gathered with 30 classmates near the centre of Hiroshima, where she had been drafted into the student Mobilization Program. She recalls: “At 8:15 a.m., I saw a bluish-white flash like a magnesium … Continue reading 75 years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Billions earmarked for fighter jets another strike against climate justice, peace and a Green New Deal

Read the article by rabble blogs here By: Brent Patterson February 19th, 2020 The Trudeau government launched a bidding process last year to purchase 88 new fighter jets to replace the current fleet of CF-18s (that cost $4 billion to purchase in 1982, $2.6 billion to upgrade in 2010, with another $3.8 billion now budgeted to extend their lifespan). The three transnational corporations bidding to win the multi-billion dollar contract are Boeing (with … Continue reading Billions earmarked for fighter jets another strike against climate justice, peace and a Green New Deal

Mary McAleese

This article by The Tablet can be read here People leaving Church in ‘droves’ warns McAleese by Ruth Gledhill , Christa Pongratz-Lippitt 24 SEPTEMBER 2020, THE TABLET Today, Ruth Gledhill writes that the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, whose book Here’s the Story: A Memoir is just published, warned on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour that people are leaving the Catholic Church “in droves”, tired of “little old … Continue reading Mary McAleese

A Consistent Ethic of Life as a Moral Vision … drawing on the wisdom of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

The election of Pope Francis in 2013 heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic church, but perhaps none so unexpected — and unsettling for conservatives — as his endorsement of the writings of Cardinal Bernardin, who died in 1996. The pope’s remarks repeatedly evoke Bernardin’s signature teachings on the “consistent ethic of life” — the view that church doctrine champions the poor and vulnerable … Continue reading A Consistent Ethic of Life as a Moral Vision … drawing on the wisdom of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin