Monday, September 18, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lover and friend to peoples everywhere,
Dear spirit of the refugee and the oppressed,
Shine upon the Rohingya, your beloved,
And show them a way through such madness, such violence.
Bless their hearts with courage and resilient hope.
Move the leaders of the world to see,
And to act, and to protect the vulnerable.
And bring them peace, deep and lasting peace.
Amen and amen.
Posted by Dave Grishaw-Jones at 7:45 AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
At the request of Greenpeace, award-winning Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi created an original masterwork titled "Elegy for the Arctic." He performed the piece while floating on a platform in the Arctic Ocean, with the towering Wahlenbergbreen Glacier (in Svalbard, Norway) slowly melting in the background.
Posted by Dave Grishaw-Jones at 1:36 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017
When we visited Issa Amro in his home two weeks ago, Fiona and I were moved by his steady confidence and commitment. He is so clear about his mission, his network of support and solidarity, and his purpose. Issa is not only a human rights defender, but a mentor to young activists and an educator of nonviolent resisters. That he was arrested a couple days later was shocking, but not surprising. His witness is a threat to powerful people, architects of occupation and protectors of the status quo. Tonight I thank God for his release, but more than that, for his determination and gentle strength. In this video, he thanks so many allies--Jewish Voice for Peace, CODEPINK and so many others around the world. He has created a broad coalition of concern and passion: and we stand with Issa now in his daring work, his nonviolent work, for liberation.
Posted by Dave Grishaw-Jones at 7:23 PM