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A new Book: The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief by Francis Weller (order from Amazon). Weller highlights the intimate bond between grief, gratitude, sorrow and intimacy. He shows us that the greatest gifts are often hidden in the things we avoid. And offers powerful tools and rituals to help us transform grief into a force that allows us to live and love more fully. 

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CBC "The Current" - a CND Connection

On the March 14th program there was a 42-minute interview of two people affected by the 1978 shooting in Toronto of a Brinks guard. One was the perpetrator and the other was a daughter of the victim. They talk about their own long journeys to forgiveness. The woman, Margot van Sluytman, was a student at Notre Dame High School in Toronto at the time. In trying to deal with its effects she left home and was about to drop out of school. She credits Sister Lucille Corrigan with helping her which she described as a lifesaving act for her at the time. You can hear the interview at http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-march-14-2017-1.4022956/how-one-woman-came-to-forgive-the-man-who-murdered-her-father-1.4023042

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Food Sovereignty And Climate Change: Nurturing Human And Ecological Communities In Stormy Times

This was the title of the third annual Social Justice Symposium sponsored by the Cooper Institute on Saturday, March 11. The afternoon began with “environmental” entertainment featuring a popular PEI singer-songwriter Teresa Doyle who sang a couple of her compositions regarding climate change including “The World Is In A Pickle” and “The New Titanic” which, among other things, suggests that: “A Ship Of Fools We Are, sitting on our deck chairs, we push the climate to the brink… and think the boat will never sink…” 

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