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350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Nothing is more difficult than to practice goodness within a system whose rules, goals, and information streams are geared to individualism, competitiveness, and cynicism. But it can be done. We can be patient with ourselves and others as we all confront a changing world. We can empathize with resistance to change; there is some clinging . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“I myself feel that I cannot get along with this society very well. There are so many things that make me want to withdraw, to go back to myself. But my practice helps me remain in society, because I am aware that if I leave society, I will not be able to help it change.” . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Time is not on our side. The longer we wait, the more assured our destruction becomes. The future, if we remain passive, will be wrested from us by events. Our moral obligation is not to structures of power, but life. ~Chris Hedges

350 or bust: Science Brings Rare Planetary Event To Our Living Rooms

For those of you who, like me, didn’t have a pair of eyeball-protecting goggles to watch as the planet Venus crossed the face of the sun this past Tuesday, here’s some stunning HD images released by NASA yesterday. The pictures were collected by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which is, according to NASA, “the most . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Science Brings Rare Planetary Event To Our Living Rooms

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“We could pretend global warming isn’t happening, or that humans aren’t a factor if it is. That would be crazy in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but even if it weren’t, there would still be no reason to continue down the road we’re on. Energy is at the heart of modern society’s . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

350 or bust: A Cry For Change

Reposted from April 4, 2010. Brian McClaren‘s Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet. * More links: Brian McLaren.net

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350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

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350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“Guard your light and protect it. Move it forward into the world and be fully confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow.” ~Hafsat Abiola  

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350 or bust: Going Local: A Powerful Strategy To Repair Our Fractured World, Our Ecosystems & Ourselves.

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Going Local: A Powerful Strategy To Repair Our Fractured World, Our Ecosystems & Ourselves.

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“I must confess, my friends, the road ahead will not always be smooth. There will be still rocky places of frustration and meandering points of bewilderment. There will be inevitable setbacks here and there. There will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. Our dreams will . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

When asked at colleges if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science that describes what is happening on earth today and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t have the correct data. If you meet the people in this unnamed movement and aren’t optimistic, you . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Healing the wounds of the earth and its people does not require saintliness or a political party, only gumption and persistence. It is not a liberal or conservative activity; it is a sacred act. ~Paul Hawken

350 or bust: Martin Luther King: If You Don’t Stand Up For Justice, You Die Even If You Live To Be 90

Today in the United States it is Martin Luther King Day. Reverend King delivered this rousing sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in November, 1967, less than 5 months before he was murdered. Now, 45 years later, Reverend King continues to inspire people of conscience. In this day, at this time, we are . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Martin Luther King: If You Don’t Stand Up For Justice, You Die Even If You Live To Be 90

350 or bust: Saturday At the Movies: The Bible Tells Me So

This video is an excerpt from the powerful documentary titled: For the Bible Tells Me So. The movie looks at Biblical literalism, a 20th Century creation that has been used as a weapon against civil rights, female equality, and homosexuality. Unfortunately, Christians have often stood in contradiction to what one would suppose to be the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At the Movies: The Bible Tells Me So

350 or bust: Musical Medicine

Feel in need of some healing in these turbulent times? I know I do, and this video does that for me. Enjoy, and take these words to heart: Live by example. Live your truth. Sing loud. Be heard. Medicine for the People is a non-profit organization working with every kind of community imaginable to rekindle . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Musical Medicine

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“It is understandable that a realist would despair. And if I was to retreat into self-absorption I would find a small plot of land where I would never have to hear another leaf blower, and find what comfort I could in my family, my books and the … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: The Night is Dark, and We are Far From Home

On this Remembrance Day, here’s the choir of Wells Cathedral singing Lead Kindly Light: Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom, lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home; lead thou me on! Keep thou my feet; I do not a… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Night is Dark, and We are Far From Home

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. ~Elie Wiesel . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

My frustration with religion is people who think it’s about four walls: You go in and are righteous and leave church and it doesn’t go with you. I love the great theologian who said, “Everywhere I go I preach the gospel, but only some… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Exhale…. Underworld – Oblivion with Bells . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Those who wish to play a meaningful role in influencing public policy or changing its institutional base must begin with honest inquiry, in community with others if it is to be effective. Whether one sees oneself as dedicated to reform or revolution, t… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“Action is the antidote for despair.” ~ Joan Baez Monday, September 26, 2001: Ottawa Tar Sands Action There comes a time when you need to take a stand. When sending letters and signing petitions isn’t enough. When together we must say… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit