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Colleagues List, January 26th, 2020

Vol XV. No. 25

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GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Wayne A. Holst, Editor

My E-Mail Address: waholst@telus.net 

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Dear Friends:

Two themes you may want to consider this week are my
Anglican Journal column on "the Spirit of Haida Gwaii"
and the annual Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

The world needs to realize that there was more than one
holocaust (though one was one too many). Canada's
Indigenous People went through their own, and are still
doing so. A sign of hope for all humanity is the "Spirit
of Haida Gwaii" a beautiful coastal native creation in many
forms, by the great Canadian aboriginal carver Bill Reid.
Please check that out by clicking the link below.

Hopefully, other items assembled here will be of interest.

Wayne 

PS A reminder. If a link, below seems to be dead, cut and
paste it into the address bar at the top of your web page
and it should work.

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Special Item:

My January Column for the Anglican Journal -

"We're in this Together"

https://www.anglicanjournal.com/were-in-this-together/

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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS

Jim Taylor,
Okanagan, BC

Personal Web Log
January 23rd, 2020

"Not Worth Worrying About"
  https://tinyurl.com/r7d8mmb

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Mark Whittall,
Ottawa, ON.

Sermons and Blog
January 18th, 2020

"What Are You Looking For?"
  https://tinyurl.com/r6b3s6t

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Ron Rolheiser,
San Antonio, TX

Personal Web Site
January 20th, 2020


"Inadequacy, Hurt, and Reconciliation"
  https://tinyurl.com/vkxa5ln

  
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NET NOTES

WHAT IS YOUR SPIRITUAL TYPE?
Discover the Kind of Seeker You Are

Broadview,,
January 13th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/ukqpebg

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NOT CHRISTIAN ANYMORE
Half of Canadians Now Claim to Be
Agnostic, Atheist or Non-Religious

Faith Today
Jan/Feb 2020

https://tinyurl.com/vuwljsd

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REMEMBERING HENRI NOUWEN
On the Occasion of His Birth Date
A Video Introduction to His Work

Englewood Review of Books
January 23rd, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/ssm6tq3

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AUSCHWITZ LIBERATION REMEMBERED
At Jerusalem Holocaust Forum

New York Times,
January 23rd, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/r4q9xqz

The Guardian (video)
January 24th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/rg4jyml

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TWENTY-FIVE MUSLIM LEADERS MAKE
GROUNDBREAKING AUSCHWITZ TRIP
Jews Join Muslims on This Visit

The Times of Israel,
January 23rd, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/szrzsmy


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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND ANNE FRANK
Contemporaries With a Common Legacy

Religion News Service,
January 17th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/yc5nuu3q

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DOROTHY DAY DOCUMENTARY EXAMINES 
THE WOMAN AND MIGHT-BE SAINT
Social Activist Already a Saint for Many

National Catholic Reporter,
January 18th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/tb5qmxh

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WHAT STEPS TOWARD PEACE COULD
PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS TAKE NOW?

Some Realistic Policies They Could Pursue

The Christian Century,
January 15th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/rbdyh

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WISDOM OF THE WEEK

Provided by Sojourners and the Bruderhof online:

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, 
but for neglecting his neighbor's.

- Richard Whately

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Humanly speaking, we could understand and interpret the 
Sermon on the Mount in a thousand different ways. Jesus 
knows only one possibility: simple surrender and obedience, 
not interpreting it or applying it, but doing and obeying it. 

That is the only way to hear his word. He does not mean that 
it is to be discussed as an ideal; he really means us to get 
on with it. 

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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For all its silence, the sky has a language. Without any words 
the stars speak many things right into our hearts. They tell of 
God’s (his) wisdom, his loving care; they tell of (his) 
fathomless infinity, yet they also give us a sense of how very 
close and friendly (he) is. (He) seems distant, because (he) 
is so great, and on the other hand (he) seems near, looking 
on us as (he) does, through the eyes of the heavens.

- Johann Christoph Blumhardt

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MOMENT IN TIME

Prohibition in the USA, January 1932

The Globe and Mail
January 22nd, 2020

Prohibition was in many ways a feminist cause. Male 
legislators may have drafted and ratified the 18th 
Amendment – and the Anti-Saloon League, founded 
by Howard Hyde Russell, is usually credited with 
leading the final push – but it was decades of activism 
by groups such as the Woman’s Christian Temperance 
Union that finally convinced the United States to ban 
the sale, production and transportation of alcohol. 

The WCTU saw it as a way to end the abuse of alcoholic 
husbands. But then there were other women – who had 
been drinking quietly at home and social gatherings. 

Prohibition allowed women to drink “publicly” in the 
illegal but welcoming establishments that replaced 
men-only saloons, changing the way Americans 
socialized for decades to come. 

– Massimo Commanducci

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CLOSING THOUGHT -  Teihard de Chardin

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides 
and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. 
And then, for the second time in the history of the world, 
man will have discovered fire.

(end)

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For those interested:

ST. DAVID'S ACTS  WINTER MONDAY NIGHT BOOK STUDY

A Ten Week Series January 13th - March 23rd, 2020
(Family Weekend exempted)
Monday Evenings, TM Room 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"FUTURE FAITH - Ten Challenges Reshaping 
                              Christianity in the 21st Century"


Author: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Registration/Hospitality and Book: $60.00.
Book only: $25.00


37 copies of the book were made available for sale.
All are now sold. 

Total on-site registrations: 32
(plus 3 on-line participants). Grand Total: 35 to date.

Book Description - https://tinyurl.com/tybpxvd

Study Notes - https://tinyurl.com/wh5jbwq

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ST. DAVID'S ACTS THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Our theme this winter: 

"Jesus' Parables and Miracles" 
  (a total of 10 examples)

As recorded in Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and 
Luke and the Gospel of John

Ten Sessions - January 23rd-March 26th, 2020

Gathering at 9:30 AM in the St. David's TM Room
and meeting 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

No charge

Study resource -

"The DK Complete Bible Handbook"
  Edited by John Bowker


http://tinyurl.com/odxlv7q
 

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