IIn this 20th Anniversary year for the WCCM, the peace and justice pages of the web site will be undergoing a new phase and we invite your participation/contribution. Meditatio is bringing a new stage of outreach to the community and we would like to highlight some the fruits of meditation which meditators are bringing to the work of peace and justice in the world through practical works of compassion and prophecy.
When we actually experience our interconnectedness ,first with the divine within , and then with all creation, we can come to a new understanding of our potential, as channels of God’s love, to take part in the self healing of the world. As John Main said “We find Christ in our hearts and then we find ourselves in Him, and in Him, in all creation”
More and more we see the failures of politics and global powers to deal with the issues of creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. More and more we understand that transformation needs to begin within and that the spiritual dimension is often lacking in debates as to what can bring about transformation.
As Fth Laurence said “the contribution of spiritual communities is the simple wisdom that social balance and growth cannot be separated from the personal dimension of our search for integrity and health of soul”(NL July 2011)
We are facing challenging times, and as a spiritual community we are called to a new consciousness as we encounter the problems of the world- to offer hope in a new creation based on love and our common unity, to be prophetic witnesses to gospel truths. To ask the radical questions of quality of life, sharing of resources, inequality, our common good, our oneness with all of creation. Facing our need to address sustainability on a finite planet as a social justice issue as well as an environmental one adds a further dimension to issues of peace and justice.
The JMS in August 2012 in Brazil , “Spirituality and the Environment”, will be significant in focusing on these issues. It will be led by Leonardo Boff , and theologian, philosopher and political activist activist, Frei Betto . Leonardo Boff is one of the leading voices in the fields of ethics, ecology and spirituality in Brazil , and well known author of many books. Some of his many challenging writings can be found on his website - Leonardoboff.com.
“Peace and Justice “ on the WCCM website will gives us an opportunity -a collective way of sharing insights and actions about how to awaken to our oneness . The realization that no one and no part of the world is “other” than us is the foundation of every kind of change .
We invite your contributions. Please send them to
Claudia Morgan….. firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet O’Sullivan… email@example.com