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World first for Cornwall as it signs compassion charter

West Briton, Cornwall's best-read local newspaper, reports a 'World first for Cornwall as it signs compassion charter'. The impressive list of speakers included Amina Khalid, a former Somali refugee, now working for Initiatives of Change.

Harmony Café

06/12/2014 - 18:30 - 21:00

Sat. December 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm Harmony Café at CommunityWise , 223 - 12 Avenue SW. Calgary AB All are invited for dialogue, healthy vegetarian food, local music and other surprises! For details, contact: Janyce Konkin

November 11 alternative Remembrance Day/Peace Service

I was honoured on November 11, 2014 to be invited to provide the key address at Project Ploughshares annual “Alternative Remembrance Day Service.” Approximately 25 people bundled up warmly to withstand the -15C crisp Calgary afternoon at the Calgary Peace Pole. Following is a short excerpt from my talk.

Harmony Café brews ‘pay it forward’ concept, stirs people to community action

Harmony cafe singing circleHarmony cafe singing circleCalgary, Dec. 7, 2014—A community initiative that had been two years in the planning came to fruition here on Nov. 8 as Harmony Café held its opening event to provide to provide a space where people can come together to dialogue and  learn new paradigms for living a meaningful, values-filled life.

Beyond Forgiving (Special Preview Screening – White Rock, BC)

21/11/2014 - 19:00

(7 – 9pm) Friday, November 21, 2014 Beyond Forgiving is a documentary depicting the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-apartheid.

Oasis 2014

27/11/2014 - 17:45 - 20:30

Bearing Gifts
An opportunity to reflect on the Advent journey by walking the labyrinth, an ancient way of prayer.

Resilience: a key to successful organizations

Resilience—in organizations, structures and the human spirit—was the theme of a TIGERoadshow (Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy) hosted by the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in the City of London on 16 October.

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