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The Paradoxes Of Forgiveness

Two paradoxes of forgiveness From Robert Enright Robert Enright, Ph.D., is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a licensed psychologist, he pioneered the social scientific study of forgiveness. He is the author of over 120 publications. His colleagues and he have developed and tested a pathway to forgiveness, called Forgiveness Therapy, that […]

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On Spirituality And Religion

This is my take on spirituality and religion that I shared with Philippe Kienerin an interview in Switzerland for Innerchange. I’d be interested in other people’s take on the subject. Dave Andrews INNERCHANGE.LIFE https://innerchange.life/peace-media-library/dave-andrews-spirituality-as-experience-of-compassion-for-the-other/?fbclid=IwAR3OWchH-DJe8wpyiW_jY_I-nydLduvlnYaTC8TKs0idgir7zbsDsjAHpPw

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Begins with exclusion, ends with inclusion

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Peace Be With You — Even In Lockdown

For some of us, fear is a prevalent emotion: We are fearful of how this coronavirus will affect our loved ones and ourselves; we are fearful of what this “lockdown” will do to our economy, our businesses, our churches; we are fearful this will never end… Into our fear and exhaustion and impatience, steps Jesus, […]

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Early Christians On Not Killing.

Ever wonder what the early church taught on violence, war and treatment of enemies? Find out in this concise ebook! https://bit.ly/2XbKdDn This book is a collection of quotes from early Christian leaders curated by my friend Jason G Porterfield that remind us how implacably opposed to imperial religion founded on violence the early followers of Jesus were. Dave Andrews

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The Beatitudes

Every year, millions of Christians around the world prepare themselves for Easter by recognising the season of Lent, a time to walk with God in anticipation, reflection and humility. This Lent, Common Grace and The Bible Society invite us to create space in our busy lives, as we journey together through a central part of Jesus’ […]

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A Bridge Too Far? – Dancing With The Enemy

Having been friends for eight years, Church of Scotland minister Revd Neil Urquhart and Catholic priest Fr Willie Boyd have made many music videos together, including A Bridge Too Far praised by anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth for building bridges in the community. Third in The Shoes Brothers Trilogy “A Bridge TOO FAR?!” has Irvine’s ‘bad dad dancers’ Father Wullie (Roman Catholic Priest) & […]

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“2040 – Join the Regeneration”.

If you can’t talk about dealing with climate change when the country is burning, when can you? The time to talk about it is NOW. The Network of Spiritual Progressives Australia with Queensland branch of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is organising a public screening of D. Gameu’s acclaimed brilliant documentary “2040-Join the […]

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On The Sustaining Power Of Joy

Here’s a brief reflection on the sustaining power of joy for the struggle suggested by my good friend Corin Pilling. https://livability.org.uk/why-its-time-to-rediscover-the-sustaining-power-of-joy/

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Soldiers Without Guns

This is a riveting film about a group of New Zealand soldiers sent into the heat of the 10 year long, complex civil war in Bougainville (1989-1999) with only their music and their haka and their love, to bring peace. The film has an unheard-of rating of 9.7 on imdb. It is being distributed by […]

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Revolutionary Speech

Chris Hedges – Revolutionary Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQU4x3DqzuQ

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The Blessed Beatitude Community

This is a presentation I did at St Francis College last week on the ‘Blessed Beatitude Community’ for the people who are reading my book, ‘Plan Be’, and studying the Be-Attitudes in the Beatitudes for Lent. Unfortunately I was unwell when I ran this seminar, so it lacks a bit of energy, but hopefully you […]

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