Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen (1932 –1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, Nouwen went on to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the L’Arche Daybreak … Continue reading Henri Nouwen

Shane Claiborne Podcast

–beautiful things growing out of little groups Podcast on Bittersweet Monthly BitterSweet Monthly | An Orienting Counter-Narrative http://www.shaneclaiborne.com/ A conversation between director Jared Hogan and Shane Claiborne in April 2018 in Lynchburg, VA. DIRECTED BY JARED HOGAN. EDITED BY BRANDON BRAY. “We have a precedent for beautiful things growing out of little groups of people, like twelve,” says Shane. “I’ve learned a lot from Dorothy Day—a … Continue reading Shane Claiborne Podcast

Michael Moore Podcast

In many ways our country is still profoundly marked by the founders of liberal capitalism. We carry forward many of the consequences of their lives, for their ideas have become our institutions, their values shape much of today’s economic system which in turn gives rise to materialistic aspirations that are the idols that millions worship today. These values constitute an economic system that inhibits the … Continue reading Michael Moore Podcast

Carol Off Podcast

TEDxToronto – Dec 11, 2018 What happens when you become the other? Who decides who belongs in our society? For more than three decades, journalist Carol Off has been meeting and interviewing people from around the world for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She explores the fundamental question of belonging, how we see some people as ‘others’, and our bigger, human story. Since 2006, Carol Off … Continue reading Carol Off Podcast

DAILY MEDITATION | NOVEMBER 14, 2020 Inner Peace and Social Action a reflection by Henri Nouwen

While I was traveling through the United States and lecturing about Central America, I became aware that while I was exhausting myself to prevent war, the chances of war were increasing. This has helped me to realize that sometimes the powers of evil seduce us to work for peace in such a way that we come close to losing our soul. Peace Pilgrim helped me … Continue reading DAILY MEDITATION | NOVEMBER 14, 2020 Inner Peace and Social Action a reflection by Henri Nouwen

Pope Francis’ Easter Address to Popular Movements and Grassroots Organizations

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200412_lettera-movimentipopolari.html   April 2020 On Easter Sunday Pope Francis once again addressed a letter to popular movements and grassroots organizations. The link for his complete letter is below after the following paragraphs cited from his letter. “In these days of great anxiety and hardship, many have used war-like metaphors to refer to the pandemic we are experiencing. If the struggle against COVID-19 is a war, then … Continue reading Pope Francis’ Easter Address to Popular Movements and Grassroots Organizations

Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

In the half century since the on-set of Israel’s second wave of land snatch begun in 1967, American presidents have followed a fairly rote policy of “freeze” and wait while Israel, imbued with blanket U.S. legislative cover and a limitless cheque book, found little reason to pause in increasing its “settler’’ population in the occupied territories from the 10,000 of 1967 to more than 600,000 … Continue reading Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

What is systemic racism?

Johnson defined systemic racism, also called structural racism or institutional racism, as “systems and structures that have procedures or processes that disadvantages African Americans.” Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines, defined it as “the complex interaction of culture, policy and institutions that holds in place the outcomes we see in our lives.” “Systemic racism is naming the process of white supremacy,” Harris said. Harris said … Continue reading What is systemic racism?

Racism is defining religious issue in campaign, Biden campaign says

Oct 1, 2020by Christopher WhiteThis article appears in the Election 2020 feature series. View the full series. One night after President Donald Trump refused to denounce white supremacists in the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden’s faith outreach team put the fight against racism in the spotlight, arguing that for people of faith, it should be the defining faith issue of the campaign.Fighting … Continue reading Racism is defining religious issue in campaign, Biden campaign says

Prophetic Imagination & Community

…  On Our Way to New Beginnings By: Brian Walsh – ‘an  activist theologian’. Brian was a pastor of the Wine Before Breakfast community at Wycliffe College, and he also served as a Christian Reformed Campus Minister at the University Toronto.In an online worship service on July 7, 2020, Brian preached his last sermon as the pastor of this community “that I so deeply love.” Brian is … Continue reading Prophetic Imagination & Community