Category Archives: Peace

Birthing the Christmas Message

Birthing the Christmas Message

It is nearing the Solstice. The days are either getting longer or shorter depending on what hemisphere you live in. The polar vortex has descended here and the temperature is pretty frigid. Christmas is coming and the city is festive with lights, trees, wreaths and bows. Many are preparing to celebrate the birth of one… Continue Reading

Re-calibrating after a series of upheavals

Re-calibrating after a series of upheavals

Suddenly it’s December. So many of us thought the world would look different. Politically of course we are entering a strange unknown. Not sure what to expect. We have a president-elect who seems not sure of his own agenda, or his sense of self. And he is filling his cabinet with military men and business… Continue Reading

The Poetics of Transformation

The Poetics of Transformation

It’s Fall…the Equinox announced its presence will the changing of the leaves, and even here on the GA outer banks islands where summer feels like it lasts forever, the nights are beginning to cool slightly, the red and black love-bugs are coupling reminding us why they got their name, and ever the symbol of transformation,… Continue Reading

Peacemaking: The Challenge of our Modern World

Peacemaking: The Challenge of our Modern World

My dear friend, Shahabuddin David Less is in Israel at the moment meeting with the Peacemakers of the Abrahamic Reunion. Amongst others, he recently visited Elias Jabour, a seventh generation practitioner of “Sulha”, the traditional peacemaking formula of the Middle East. Sulha means ‘agreeable amends’, the making of peace. During the “Sulha” process one literally… Continue Reading