Posts Tagged ‘human rights’

Redistribution of Wealth :: Mar 5 to 7

December 14, 2009

image - 2010_conference_flyer_front - from interfaithjustpeace.org … link to interfaithjustpeace.org
REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH:
Economic and Environmental Justice from Indigenous and Faith Perspectives

A conference which draws on faith traditions to present alternatives in the context of the global economic crisis – presented by the Interfaith Summer Institute

March 5 to 7, 2010

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory)
British Columbia, Canada
[map]

$35 – $100 sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds

[details + registration]

Meditation in Prisons :: BPF Meeting :: Dec 7

November 18, 2009

image - BPF Logo - Small … link to vancouverbpf.wordpress.com/about/
Meditation in Prisons: a follow-up discussion with Bridget MacKenzie and others involved in bringing meditation practice into BC prisons

Monday, Dec 7 :: 7:00–9:00pm
Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway, Vancouver

Please join us to find out more about Vancouver BPF and to connect with others interested in contemporary social issues and action. The meeting will open with a short meditation followed by introductions and discussion.

The Dhamma Brothers: Meditation in Prison

October 10, 2009

a documentary based on personal transformation in prisons, where eastern philosophy and meditation are not widely practiced

Am Johal [context] will moderate a panel discussion on it with:

Gabor Maté – physician, writer, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction [bio]
Alison Granger Brown – recreation therapist at the Fraser Valley Institution
Anila Ann McNeil – Tibetan Buddhist nun and prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons
Bridget MacKenzie – prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Monday, 16 November 2009
Doors open at 6:15pm … film 7:00pm … panel 8:30pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130)

Admission by donation BUT RSVP to reserve a place;
no one will be turned away due to lack of funds;
all money raised will go to prison support groups: to Freedom Project Canada and to Women in2 Healing;
RSVP – Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment below

***Note the six paragraphs on The Dhamma Brothers in this recent prison dharma article.

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Getting It So Wrong: Arsenic in the Water

August 6, 2009

“Now, decades after the first arsenic alerts were sounded, Bangladeshi authorities and Unicef are finally testing the tube wells in order to gauge the extent of the contamination.

“Their task is a daunting one. It will take longer to test all of the tube wells than it took to dig them.”

Al Jazeera [article] Google [search]

Imagine Peace: Oneness Day Petition

July 26, 2009

image - onenessbanner7 - on imaginepeace.com

Oneness Day Petition – The Text

I declare:

1. That the message We Are All One, inter-related, inter-connected and inter-dependent … [link]

The Dhamma Brothers :: Thursday, August 6

July 13, 2009

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Many thanks to Awake in Action, hosts for this screening of The Dhamma Brothers on Thursday, August 6. Doors open at 5:45pm, program starts at 6:00pm. By donation. [details]

David Loy: Update and Latest Article

July 8, 2009

The Interfaith Summer Institute has invited David Loy to speak at a conference it is hosting in Vancouver in March: 3/5/10 to 3/7/10. If he accepts, he may also do something with Vancouver BPF while he is in town. Meanwhile you can read a draft of his latest article, posted below. Read the rest of this entry »

Hedges: The Truth Alone Will Not Set You Free

July 6, 2009

“The pernicious idea that democracy lies in the choice between competing brands and the freedom to accumulate … wealth at the expense of others has collapsed. The conflation of freedom with the free market has been exposed as a sham.” [article]

Chris Hedges writes in Truthdig on Mondays. He used to be Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.

Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay

March 23, 2009

image - logo - from www.2010homelessness.ca– sign the petition

– volunteer to fast for a week

– attend the “passing of the spoon”

– pass the message along

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Rights for Real: Law and Social Justice

March 23, 2009

image - logo - from www.streamsofjustice.org. . . a talk by Margot Young

Responses from Deborah Campbell and Sean Condon

Moderated by Am Johal

Tuesday, March 24 – 7:30-9:00 pm
1202 East Pender

[details]