Author: Margaret Hazlewood

OUR MUSIC — Awakening In Song From Around The World

Song birds, awaken! Buddhists chant in the morning to bring themselves closer to enlightenment. Hindus chant in the morning for blessings for their day. Christians sing matins to affirm their relationship with God, ask for mercy, and remember. Before rising, Jews sing Modeh Ani, a prayer of thanks for the restoration of their soul. Native…

Where Are You On Your Journey Of Awakening?

by Nicoline Guerrier, Intern Minister Spring: a time of awakening. Here and there, little signs of life astound. A sudden glimpse of colour where a crocus pokes its head through decaying leaves. Unexpected birdsong. Sun-drenched walls you can lean against and feel your heart sing. And now and again, tiny gusts of air, fragrant with…

Inspirations on Justice

“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.” Albert Camus “If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.” Francis Bacon “So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter…

Justice: Movie Resources

Gandhi  (1982 – 190 minutes – PG) Epic and unforgettable, Gandhi swept the 1983 Oscars, winning eight awards including Best Picture. The awe-inspiring story of Mohandas Gandhi, the diminutive lawyer who stood up to the British in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding. Hotel Rwanda  (2005 – 122 minutes – PG13) Amid the holocaust…

Video and Audio Resources on Justice

  Justice with Michael Sandel A 12-part Harvard University course offered free online, exploring justice from the point of view of moral philosophy and illustrated with contemporary examples.  Video, 12 1-hour episodes. http://www.justiceharvard.org/   On Being with Krista Tippett: Justice and a Just War Three voices explore the possibility – or impossibility – of “just war” as…

Movies to watch

A Walk to Remember (2002) Shane West and Mandy Moore experience an adolescent love that matures them both and teaches them how to become compassionate. Gandhi (1986) Ranked 29th on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 most inspirational movies. There are numerous scenes where Gandhi sees despair and acts out of compassion, inspiring…