Twenty-seven concerned elders gathered recently in a meeting room at the David Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver, British Columbia. The occasion was the Suzuki Elders’ first attempt at a Salon, defined as “a gathering where people talk in a way that is meant to be listened to and perhaps passionately acted upon”. Salons are incubators where… Continue reading The emotional challenges of global climate change
We must all understand that Human Nature, Human Being, is not something apart from the biosphere which provides our life support system. This is especially important for you young people who are taking over the decision-making processes that govern all of our lives. The well-being of present and future generations of Human Beings depends on… Continue reading Human Nature
by Stan Hirst Some years ago the Elders, in casting about for a suitable logo to represent our image, chose the owl. They said it was a universally recognized symbol of wisdom and beloved by all, unless you happened to be a mouse. Now we’re stuck with this goggle-eyed fowl on the blue background you… Continue reading The crow – a bird for the times
by Morgan Reid Originally presented at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, March 23, 2014 ”I can live happily in the present moment simply by remembering that I already have more than enough conditions to be happy” – Thích Nhat Hanh ”We have a largely materialistic lifestyle characterized by a materialistic culture. However, this only provides us with temporary,… Continue reading Abundance, Digital Distress and Time
by Roger Sweeny From a newsletter to parishioners of St. Francis-in-the-Wood Anglican Church, West Vancouver, B.C., June 2013 THE MESSAGE: During Pentecost and now, as we ponder the Trinity, the message has been about opening our hearts to receive the Spirit of Truth, the unseen one who will walk with us, live in us, inspire… Continue reading All in it together willy- nilly
by Peggy Olive The July 19, 2012 issue of Georgia Straight featured a full-page cover graphic showing a cartoon of three-eyed mutant fish cleverly entitled, Nuclear Fishin’. According to the article, high radiation levels in some Pacific Ocean fish have created concern among doctors at B.C. universities. Should we be worried about the health effects… Continue reading Nuclear Fishin?
by Peggy Olive In an ideal world, inexpensive, reliable, and safe sources of green energy would abound, and we could avoid using energy derived from either nuclear fission or coal burning. But we’re not there yet, and with climate change already affecting life on our planet, most of us believe that we need to move… Continue reading The pros and cons of nuclear power versus coal