Category Archives: nonviolence

Black Bodies

by Richard Rohr Until the killing of black mothers’ sons [and daughters] is as important as the discovery of white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker [1] As I wrote in last week’s meditations, the early … Continue reading

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Returning the Gift

By Robin Wall Kimmerer We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a … Continue reading

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Para ti mi puebo/ for You My People

por Edyka Chilomé (Introducción a la película/ Introduction to film) “During the making of this film, two of the largest Immigration and Customs (ICE) operations of this decade took place in Southern USA Durante la grabación de estra película, dos … Continue reading

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La dedicación más profunda a la evolución espiritual/ Deeper Dedication to Spiritual Evolution

NOTE: due to Abundance caution, Awakin OAK March 6,2020 is canceled. Please join us on a 1hr Meditation at 7 PM PST from your meditation space. See you in the great silence…Familia Awakin Oakland AwakinOAK viernes, 6 de Marzo, 2020 … Continue reading

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Generosity Fills Us With Joy

By Desmond Tutu I think that almost all of us are surprised how our joy is enhanced when we make someone else happy. You know, you go to town, you’ve gone to do some shopping, and when you get back … Continue reading

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La esperanza es la orientación del corazón / Hope is an Orientation of the Heart

por Václav Havel [English below] El tipo de esperanza en el que a diario pienso (especialmente en situaciones particularmente desesperadas, como la prisión) la entiendo sobre todo como un estado mental, no como un estado del mundo. O tenemos esperanza … Continue reading

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You Stand With the Poor and the Powerless and the Voiceless

by Reverend Gregory Boyle Thank you very much for this kind and generous honor. President Benton called me some months ago and he said, “Greg, do you believe in free speech?”, and I said yes, and he said, “Good, you’re … Continue reading

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Fuímos hechos para estos tiempos/ We Were Made for These Times

por Clarissa Pinkola Estes  [English below] Amig@s mí@s, no os desaniméis. Fuimos hech@s para estos tiempos. He escuchado últimamente sobre tantas personas que están profundamente y con toda la razón perplejas. Están preocupadas por el estado de las cosas en … Continue reading

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Tras la máscara de un pandillero/ Beneath a Gangster’s Mask

Por Jennifer Knapp [English Below] Autores: Jóvenes encarcelados en El Sálvador. Si ellos pudieran hablar Veneno, Marlito, Gasper, Daniel Si mis manos pudieran hablar, te dirían… Cómo solían traicionarme cuando era pequeñx trepando árboles, cuando me resbalaba y me caía. … Continue reading

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Renewability Makes Something Valuable

by Martin Prechtel In the village, people used to build their houses out of traditional materials, using no iron or lumber or nails, but the houses were magnificent. Many were sewn together out of bark and fiber. Like the house of the … Continue reading

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