Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Jewish Rabbi Reflects on 'Occupy London'

There is much that is good in this blog post, published by Howard Cooper.

He writes that the groups of people at various places around the world now in the "occupy" movements - are historically extended over time.  That is, these movements come and go with the ebb and flow of social impact over decades and centuries because "we can do better." 

Indeed, every generation must work to compel the world to do better - to extend the good for the all!

The article ends with these words: 

Those people in those tents may be gone by Christmas, by choice or by eviction; this may be an ephemeral, a transient occupation of the space around St.Paul’s. But they will be back, in one form or another, here and abroad, they will be back because they represent something eternal, something very Jewish actually, a belief, a hopefulness – what use to be called messianic hopefulness - that we can do better than this. We can build a society, brick by brick: dignity, justice, generosity, compassion, care, companionship - these are the building blocks of real community and a good, a godly, society where people are more valued than profit margins, where sharing what we have is more important than share options. We can do it better.

Link to Full Article Here.

Toward eupan.

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

! Film Screening ! Israel and Palestine

There is much going on in Israel and Palestine - all the time.

Palestine's historic bid for statehood with the U.N. here in October 2011 "brings to the forefront" many of the issues that have long shaped the people of this land.

The Eupan Global Initiative is partnering with visionary young leaders at Southern Nazarene University who are providing information about misconceptions and misinterpretations about the complex series of situations that frame opportunities for peace in this land.

Tuesday Night

October 18th

7:00 p.m. (1900 hours)

Located in the SNU Webster Commons

(Link  to maps/pictures here:  http://snu.edu/tour-webster-commons)


Additional links to the Film:  With God On Our Side

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

WGOOS Flyer.pdf Download this file

Srae

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Interrupting Violence

In 1995, epidemiologist Gary Slutkin decided to turn years of experience fighting infectious diseases overseas to his hometown of Chicago, that faced its own violence epidemic. He founded Ceasefire, an organization that reduces violence through behavioral change strategies. At the PopTech Chicago Salon 2010, he explains how this initiative has expanded to more than a dozen U.S. cities.

VIDEO LINK.

Toward eupan.

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Public Lecture - "Naked Canaries"

Hosted on the campus of Southern Nazarene University (SNU) - this week -

Dr. John Cossel will be giving a lecture on "Naked Canaries" in the Beaver Science Lecture Hall, S 102, Friday, October 7,  at 1 pm.  A reception will follow.

Historically, before modern air quality monitoring instruments, canaries were used to warm miners of dangerous air quality.  Amphibians such as frogs are our "Naked Canaries" today warning us of polluted environmental conditions.   Dr. John Cossel is a Professor of Biology at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. 

Additionally, Dr. Cossells Photography Exhibition is currently on display, in the SNU Webster Commons, viewable from the main areas of the Commons First Floor.  Alongside wonderful images, Dr. Cossell provides careful analysis and descriptions that highlight situations that shape global shifts due to human use of pesticides and other contaminants.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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