Monthly Archives: June 2013

Materiality

  …the vast rock of materiality that in the slow grinding of time will eclipse for each of us the wide light of day…. (from John Updike, “Seven Stanzas at Easter”)

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A call for “presence”

Princeton professor emeritus, Albert Raboteau, reflects on faith-based justice in the history of the American civil rights movement in this 2006 at Fordham University “Orthodoxy in America” lecture: “In the world, not of the world: For the sake of the … Continue reading

Posted in Web resource

Is anybody poor in Canada?

To learn more about poverty on the western “rich” prairie plains of Canada, click below to visit the site of the Regina (Saskatchewan) Anti-Poverty Ministry, which advocates and educates with and for those seeking social and economic justice:

Posted in Web resource

On vision and action

We have all been gifted with the ability to make a difference. And if we can…become aware of that gift, we gain through the strength of our vision the power to shape the future. -Joel Barker (“The Star Thrower Story,” … Continue reading

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“I am here and am going to listen to you”

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, London’s recent national hero for calmly talking down the guys with knives in the May attack, has got a lot of attention for her no-fuss remarks on her simple actions that were, she says, based on her religious … Continue reading

Posted in Reflection, Web resource

Mercy: the meat of the needy

Such, O rich men, are your kindnesses!…Such is your humanity that you despoil even while you are helping. Even the poor man is fruitful to you unto gain…Is there anything more terrible? He asks for medicine, you offer him poison; … Continue reading

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Voices about poverty & church

Lectures and panel discussions from a conference on poverty at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on May 31 and June 1, 2013 are now available as webcast audio. View the conference flier here. Listen to: Session One   Session Two   Session … Continue reading

Posted in Conference, Web resource