Thursday, July 24, 2008

Now more than ever


I find it disturbing that every time I turn on the radio or television a body has been found, a bank has been robbed, a criminal is being sought, a mother cries for the harm she's done to her children. I've turned off the news, and that has helped a bit on a personal level, but it hasn't changed the growing crime rate one iota.

One Percent is an organization that seeks to change the number of crimes in our area through engaging large groups of people in a regular prayer or meditation practice. I urge you to read about the group, and maybe make a commitment to their cause. (If the crime rate doesn't go down because of your practice, at least your blood pressure will.)

Now more than ever, we need to find peaceful ways of changing the world. Sacred activism, an idea put forth by Andrew Harvey is another path. I'm going to hear him on August 1 and 2, and we're trying to get him to the Triangle. I'll keep you posted on that.

What ways do you have of making peaceful change around you?

3 comments:

Tarleton said...

girl, that's why i don't watch the news. even if crime wasn't going up, we'd still be convinced that this was the scariest world there ever was.

mamie said...

Interestingly enough, my dad was saying today that his saddest thoughts come when he thinks about the kind of world his granddaughters have inherited.

mamie said...

Interestingly enough, my dad was saying today that his saddest thoughts come when he thinks about the kind of world his granddaughters have inherited.