graffiti street art

This summer, I am researching and writing about contemplation and healing. I am also reading, this past week, about rioting across the US. One phrase that has been grounding my thinking about contemplation and healing is that the connection between the two is about our need for a “compassionate consent […]

We pretend that we all agree that genocide is wrong, but I don’t think it’s true. If we agreed that genocide was wrong, would we still be teaching it in Sunday Schools? How many children still hear the stories of Joshua “conquering” the promised land as a great, God-given victory? […]

Canadian Museum of Human Rights and the Provencher Bridge

A recent trip to Winnipeg led us to a visit of the new and impressive Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). This long-awaited museum is a stunning landmark for Winnipeg. Entering between the “roots” of the building, one starts at the bottom, appropriately with an introduction to our mixed record […]

refectory at San Damiano

It doesn’t get much better than the right kind of sad song that somehow leaves you, all at once, feeling like you’ve been stripped of your armour, yet you’re stronger, braver and more hopeful. For me, the music must fit, must open me up, stirring something deep inside. Good words, […]