Thursday, June 4
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Tag: palestine

I Didn’t Apologize to the Well … Palestinian Peace Poet, Mahmoud Darwish

I Didn’t Apologize to the Well … Palestinian Peace Poet, Mahmoud Darwish

peace, peace and justice, poem, Poetry
With the largest number of migrants the world has ever seen - 244 million in 2015 - people who are displaced by exile, violence, poverty and environmental issues resulting from climate change, it's hard not to think of poets like Darwish who lived or live large portions of their lives in exile from their homelands. “. . . he says I am from there, I am from here, but I am neither there nor here. I have two names which meet and part… I have two languages, but I have long forgotten— which is the language of my dreams” Mahmoud Darwish's farewell to Edward Said (1935-2003), professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual and founder of the field of postcolonial studies. Said was educated in the Western Cannon. He was a Palestinian-American born in Mandatory Palest...
Praying for Gaza

Praying for Gaza

spiritual practice, Spirituality
This was originally published for action in Syria in 2013. Well, it is 2014 and Gaza is erupting in violence. It feels like the right thing to do to bring it forward again. This was created in conjunction with the wonderful people of Bothell UMC. Let's send these prayers around the world! Entering Sacred Space Sufi Prayer for Peace Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace. Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act, and speak harmoniously. Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts. Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife we may enjoy thy bliss. Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all in the thought of thy grace and mercy. Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our li...