On Future Art and Compassion Resilience by Hannah Campbell Gustafson

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written by Hannah Campbell Gustafson Last week, I went to an information session on a curriculum for organizations or schools on �compassion resilience�. I was there to think about ways in which this toolkit, or some of the pieces in it, might be used in the organization of which I�m director, and I�m looking forward…

Joy in a Cave by David Finnegan-Hosey

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written by by David Finnegan-Hosey The first time I ever understood the Nativity, I was in a village called Yanoun, in the hills above the West Bank city of Nablus. I was there to visit friends who were serving, on behalf of the World Council of Churches, as nonviolent accompaniers alongside the Palestinian villagers. We…

Welcoming All by Bob Griggs

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written by Bob Griggs For people living with mental or physical illness, as well as those who are grieving or struggling with problems in their lives, Christmas can be a difficult. The way one really feels is at odds with the message of the season to rejoice and celebrate. Instead of joy, one feels isolated…

Waiting by Karl Shallowhorn

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written by Karl Shallowhorn We�re now in the season of Advent, the time of the year when Christians across the world are awaiting the coming of the Christ child. Much of this expectancy is built around preparing the way for Jesus. We also hope. Hope for a better world. For the many individuals, like myself,…

Sometimes I need to say it by Kirk Moore

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written by Kirk Moore What Do You Do with the Mad You Feel?by Fred Rogers What do you do with the mad that you feelWhen you feel so mad you could bite?When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong…And nothing you do seems very right? It’s so easy to feel angry. About the treatment…