Ugandan neighbour kid to Jean: ‘Where are you going?’
Jean to Ugandan neighbour kid: ‘Crazy. Want to come?’
Ugandan neighbour kid: ‘Let me go ask my Mom.’
Is it the Canadian accent?
But when you cross borders there will be, at the very least, misunderstandings, if not risk and a need for courage to appreciate how others see the world, others who have different life experiences, different cultures, different ways of doing just about everything.
And those borders don’t just have to be geographic, although they certainly often are.
I’ll share more on this on Nov. 25 at the 2014 Peace Breakfast of the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford. To be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre, it’s an annual event to honour those in the Hamilton Region who are cultivating peace in the community.
I’m the keynote speaker and will share on The Nature of Peace.
More than 400 are registered, but there are still seats. Today, Sunday and Monday are the last days to order tickets, $40 each, which you can do here.
Doors open at 7 a.m.
Rise and shine.
2 thoughts on “Keynote address on Nature of Peace – Nov. 17 last day for tickets”
The greatest declarations of ‘peace’ come before something else . . . Neville Chamberlain’s famous ‘Peace in Our Time’ . . . right before an epic war ! Peace is a solitude to be enjoyed in a sometimes fractious world.
I love ‘Dark Chocolate’ ! The higher the % cocoa, the better. At our house, ‘She’ likes milk chocolate.
I LOVE candied ginger covered in Dark Chocolate. She abhors candied ginger . . . to the point of foregoing chocolate if it covers ginger. Foregoing chocolate . . . did you hear me ?
I love coconut. She dislikes coconut confections
Apparently peace isn’t about being ‘the same’, or having the same tastes, or being compelled to make unwanted compromises at least as far as chocolate candy !
Apparently peace is about tolerance : the ability to tolerate difference; to rejoice, even in the glories of our differences. Even when words fail us . . .and when solitude escapes us.
Peace is solitude in choice, knowing those choices will be respected ?
“There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect”
( Robert Louis Stevenson )
“We live, in fact, in a world starved
for solitude, silence, and private:
and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” ( CS Lewis )
THAT is peace. Perfect harmony in the uniqueness and solitude of our relationship with both our creation (the world we have made) & creator (the grandeur that created US).
I had better go find some MILK chocolate ! To keep the ‘peace’ at home you understand ?
Another thoughtful piece, Rick. You should write for the papers. Looking forward to connecting in person sometime in the summer of ‘015.