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International Women’s Day: a memorial

Mar 10, 2009

IWD Improvised Womanist Device. What was He thinking? Foul, bloody, moody; bloodied. She. Her. Mother daughter sister crone. Dissected, brotherly raped, fatherly […]

Retreat from Redemptive Violence

Oct 9, 2008

The question for this week’s Cross-Country Check-up[1] is ‘What is the relationship between religion and conflict?  Is religion a help or a […]

The Gathering Newsletter – Fall 2008

Aug 1, 2008

  The Gathering Newsletter – Fall 2008

In this issue:

  • Of Elections, Wars, and Women
  • BPFNA Peace Camp 2008: Snapshots & Snippets
  • Fall Gathering: 24, 25 October
  • Redemptive Violence: A Case in Point: Re-imagining the almost-sacrifice of Isaac
  • Book reviews:
    • Jesus of the Non-religious
    • JFK and the Unspeakable: Why he died and Why it Matters
    • Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Fire & Ice: The Myth of Converging Values

Jul 27, 2004

Toronto, 27 June 2004
I write this on the eve of a Canadian federal election.  Incessant polls tell us the Liberals are up one day, the Conservatives are up the next, the New Democratic Party is flying in Ontario, irrelevant in Québec and the Greens are alternately poaching from either the Tories or the NDPs.  Not so much keen on the Tories, Canadians are mad at the Liberals who have been taking us for granted and doing dumb arrogant things. Who knows.