Peace

Rev. Wayne Walder: Peace

by Reverend Wayne Walder Peace does not simply call for the absence of struggle, but requires other things. For example, a hungry person who lashes out is not just denying peace. They are hungry, and peace requires that they not be hungry. When someone is threatened, they may talk tough because they are afraid, because…

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Our Music: A Month For Singing!

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Our hymn of the month is the same as last December, Shelley Jackson Denham’s (1950-2013) Dark of Winter, #55. It is a beautiful four-part hymn, beautiful in both text and music and so profoundly appropriate for this time of year. The lyrics are as follows: Dark of winter,…

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Families Growing Together: An Opportunity For Growth

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Peace is a concept that is often misunderstood. We confuse peace with being free of conflict and calmness. December can be a time of sheer joy but it can also prime us for anger, frustration and hurt. For some, the holiday season is a reminder of how much…

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Peace: Spiritual Questions to Consider

. Elise Boulding writes, “There is no time for anything but to make peacework a dimension of our every waking activity.” How could you do this? . Have you ever been with someone who makes it easier for you to feel peace? What was it in their behaviour or presence that helped you feel this?…

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Peace: Inspirational Quotations

“You don’t make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.” – Yitzhak Rabin “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will…

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Peace: Internet and Movie Resources

INTERNET: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible by Trita Parsi, 11 min, on Ted Talks Iran and Israel are two nations with tense relations that seem existentially at odds. But for all their antagonistic rhetoric, there is a recent hidden history of collaboration, even friendship. In an informative talk, Trita Parsi shows how an unlikely…

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