At the RAC conference this past weekend in Halifax, we watched this video of Carol Zinn, ssj, on livestream (from 25 min and following). The first part is the history of religious life: cycles of birth, growth and decline, but the next part is quite powerful. Here is the link. http://livestream.com/dominicanuniversity/events/4769537
We celebrated – in song, as usual – happy events in the lives of some of the members. Our discussion on Saturday centered around two articles in the Winter Issue of the LCWR Occasional Papers: The Evolutionary Task Now: To Raise the Powers of Love Upward and Mapping in Mystery: Communal Discernment in Our Time of Middle Space. We always find it helpful to hear the views and reviews of each other on these large topics as we seek to maintain hope and encouragement in the current “middle space” in which we live and work.
Last week Rosemary Brosseau and I attended a meeting hosted by the Kingston Action Group for a Basic Income Guarantee held at St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. The hall was packed – a sign that there is a lot of interest in this issue. We heard from two wonderful advocates of this proposed program: Hugh Segal (former parliamentarian and Senator) and Reverend Michael Oulton, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ontario.