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Apr
21
2018
In preparation for the 15th annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation on April 29th, here are a few shorts clips of footage from previous years' Walks:
Apr
11
2018
  (A poem by Thich Nhat Hanh which embodies so much of what the Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation is all about...) Walking Meditation Take my hand. We will walk. We will only walk. We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere. Walk peacefully. Walk happily. Our walk is a peace walk. Our walk is a happiness walk. Then we learn that there is no peace walk; that peace is the walk; that there is no happiness walk; that happiness is... + read more
Apr
11
2018
(As we near the date of our 15th annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation on April 29th, Linda Toia shares a reflection on last year's walk.) I don’t want to just listen to people talk about the importance of connecting. I want to CONNECT. I want to sit at tables with people of all types and faiths (or none). I want to be part of an organic process that offers people the opportunity to come together in a safe setting and share something of their... + read more
Apr
02
2018
In the Western Christian Calendar we are in the middle of Holy Week which is the culminating week of Lent and the holiest week of the whole year for those Christians who follow a liturgical calendar.  So I thought I’d share with you a little bit about Jesus.  I’m not interested in converting anybody, just in sharing some thoughts. Jesus was a Jewish healer and a wisdom teacher whose public ministry lasted about three years before he was captured and executed by the... + read more
Jan
30
2018
(Reflections from 2/21 planning meeting, shared by Charles Gabriel. From Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings) "When you touch someone who authentically represents a tradition, you not only touch his or her tradition, you also touch your own. This quality is essential for dialogue. When participants are willing to learn from each other, dialogue takes place just by being together. When those who represent a spiritual tradition embody the essence of their tradition, just the way they... + read more

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