IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Learning to Meditate
A tradition of Christian meditation is explained on this youtube introduction by Laurence Freeman. www.youtube.com. The mantra word is an Aramaic word, Maranatha, (ma-ra-nat-ha) meaning “Come, Lord,” the language that Jesus spoke. Download an App to signal and to adjust the length of your meditation time at wccm.org and click the Mobile WCCM App at the top of the page.
Where Will You See God Today?
Check out the Other6 website to appreciate the quiet and subtle ways in which people are finding God present in the ordinariness of their lives. The site is interactive and you can add your own bubble. Go to other6.com.
A common mantra these days is that “I am spiritual but not religious.” Do you feel that you are more spiritual than religious? Register your opinion in the poll on this site. Click “Polls” in the sidebar to enter the poll.
“How Was Your Day?”
A good way to get in touch with deeper feelings at the close of a day is with The Examen.
Looking for spiritual refreshment? “God Pause” is a short, daily reflection on next Sunday’s Bible readings. You’ll be ready for an extra meaningful worship experience. Visit God Pause.
Movie to See
One of the best films of this season shows so much about forgiveness, especially forgiveness of the self. An elegant and spiritually sobering film about the ways in which guilt, loss, isolation and self-destruction can erode the foundations of our lives. Check out the trailers and this comment on the film here.
Everyone Raise a Glass
A look at Martin Luther, the courageous reformer, with reference to the celebration of Luther in 2017. Listen here.
A former JAS student set up a Facebook page, the Universal Network for Global Justice, UNGJ to facilitate conversation about local and global injustices all over the world. We believe in universal justice, respect, dignity, security, peace, and love for all humankind, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, political affiliation, socioeconomic class, or country of origin. Visit UNGJ Facebook.
Campus Justice Events
Again this year two students at Dalhousie are planning social, justice, and environmental projects for the Dalhousie community and for the city. Christen Kong, a fourth year student in International Development Studies and Environmental Sustainability, is very interested in storytelling. Siobhan Takala is a student at Dalhousie in Environment, Society, and Sustainability and Environmental Science; she has an interest in exploring aspects of voluntourism on cultures and the environment.
What Young People Want in a Church
An essay explores young people and their resistance to churches that go after being “cool” and that focus less on authenticity. What Millennials Want.
Light a Candle
Lighting candles is a sacred action that expresses more than words can express. You may want to begin or end your day by lighting a candle on this website. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend, remember a loved one who is having trouble, express your gratitude, etc. Visit here to light the candle.
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