Written by Jane Edwards
Rand Paul’s AHA is not a suitable replacement for the Affordable Care Act. His is an act of desperation that will harm millions of people who will become uninsured if it passes. It only benefits the wealthy. Coverage won’t be better. Insurance won’t be cheaper. This proposed law is a disaster in the making.
Written by Jane Edwards
Yes, here’s the thing, the BIG THING. House Bill 2, called “the bathroom bill” deals with quite a few things that are utterly unrelated to bathroom privileges and which negatively impact citizens in our state more than public bathroom privileges.
IWPR’s new The Status of Women in the South is the first report to provide a comprehensive portrait of the status of women, particularly the status of women of color, in the southern states, grading each state on six different topic areas related to women’s economic, political, health, and social status.
Bessel van der Kolk— How Trauma Lodges in the Body
Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he’s learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life.
WELCOME FIFTH WORLD WOMEN. It is good to find you here. This is our time, our great joy, our canvas, our challenge, our sacred work, and our sacred trust. We are born for these times. What we each are, the world needs, every last woman of us. Every good impulse we have, every calling, instinct, stirring, essence, skill, ability, intuition, guidance, and dose of common sense, from the biggest big to the smallest small … all of this adds to the wealth and well-being of this world. We are a holy food for these times, the prasad of these times … you and I, exactly as we are, right now. Each of us is an activated blessing for this earth and this life. We make the Divine visible in the world through recognizing and remembering our essential natures.
Prasad for Women: Talks for Fifth World Women have been updated on my Fifth World Women website and the first three talks, always the ones that have been of the most service, are now available for free on the home page. Please , feel free to pass this link on to anyone you think might benefit. Just click to go to Fifth World Women Homepage
Blessed be. Blessed bees. Blessed Women.
Debra Roberts has lived and breathed the arts and spirituality all her life. Her work as an artist and educator has taken her to England (where she lived for eleven years), Northern Ireland, Europe, Turkey, and various cities around the United States. In New Mexico, she worked with Coyote Gathers His People, a Native American performing troupe, and was Director of the New Mexico Literacy Theater, a company that toured pueblos, schools, prisons and rehabilitation centers around the Southwest, promoting the value of literacy in people’s lives.
These and many other experiences of the arts in service to multicultural communities deeply impacted her, as does her friendship with elders from many traditions. A meeting with Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya, a messenger of Hopi prophecy who spoke about the vital importance of women stepping forward into the world, also profoundly touched her.
A description and overview of six most prominent world religions
Documentary Film, Spirituality, Biography, GOD IN HUMAN FORM: The life and work of Avatar Meher Baba
by filmmaker, Peter Nordeen of Asheville, North Carolina USA
God in Human Form is a comprehensive yet concise biographical documentary of the renowned spiritual personality, Avatar Meher Baba (1894-1969).
A call to stay steady from the Great Council of Grandmothers… 13 elders of various indigenous nations globally.”After the election in America I asked the Grandmothers, “Now that it’s over, what can we learn?”
From Meryl Streep to Tracee Ellis Ross, women took center stage at Sunday’s Golden Globes and demanded we celebrate them –
Uniting for a Sustainable Future
Humanity faces unprecedented challenges to sustainable life on the planet. We all share a common purpose. Based in Jerusalem, The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) unites faith communities, teachers and leaders to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through advocacy, education and action-oriented projects. Read more about the Channels of Action here or to see our Theory of Change diagram, please click here. Working with numerous foundations, private donors, and clients, ICSD has successfully implemented a range of projects from hosting interfaith environmental conferences to facilitating eco tourism in the Holy Land to conducting faith and ecology workshops for students of religion. Continue Reading
Every woman in this story is confoundingly non-descript. Short hair, often grey. Conservative dress. Unmarried; soft-spoken. Most are well into their seventies, and all will tell you that their way of life is dying out. They will also tell you, with surprising conviction, that the world is in peril.
They are Roman Catholic sisters, from a variety of orders—Dominican, Mercy, Passionist—but don’t think Whoopie Goldberg or a young Sally Field. While many of their aged peers are living out their days in quiet convents, these women are digging gardens and offsetting carbon. They’re as well-versed in solar and geothermal technology as they are in the Gospels of Luke and John, and some wear Carhartts and work boots like they’re habits. At the heart of the women’s action is a belief that the changing climate and world demand a new kind of vocation – that Ave Marias won’t cut it anymore, but maybe clean energy will. Continue reading
Sociologist Diana Russell has organized for decades to end violence against women. Here she argues that labeling the most extreme form of such violence is essential to combating it.
Public awareness about violence against women has increased dramatically over the last four decades in the United States, thanks to women’s multi-faceted activism. Click here to read the entire article
Meditate – Practice – Study – Minister Anattasati Magga offers meditation, services, Dharma discussions and lectures, retreats, and meditation supplies. The Sangha practices in North Carolina and California and follows the tradition of Soto Zen. Nancy Spence, founder and teacher, began lay training in 1977 and entered Priest training at Vichara Bodhiyana Monastery in California. She then trained as a Lay Minister at Shasta Abbey in Mt. Shasta, California and received her Lay Minister license in 1984. Asheville, NC and Sonora,CA firstname.lastname@example.org fax: (828) 252-8869 phone: 828-242-2405 www.anattasatimagga.org
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