January 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. It’s a pity we don’t celebrate it here in Canada.
While present day Canada is a very different place compared to the United States during the civil rights movement, there are two similarities that are striking:
- We haven’t created a Canada where all peoples experience understanding, compassion, fairness and equality. We aren’t giving each other the support we each need to achieve our full human potential. We have not yet achieved what Martin Luther King, Jr. called the beloved community.
- We aren’t using nonviolence to create the beloved community in Canada. Nonviolence has the power to transform all aspects of our lives: our families, our schools, our communities, our work, our sports, our governance.
So I think as Canadians we have a lot we could learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.
I see Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a great opportunity to look at what is, and think about what could be, and know that the steps in between are there for us to take.
January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment
Check out this inspirational article on Kingian Nonviolence by Kazu Haga, published in the winter 2011/2012 edition of the online magazine “Rethinking Schools”:
January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
The dates have been set for the 2-day workshops in February and March. Note that the workshops for these months are offered on consecutive Saturdays.
Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.