Category Archives: interdependence

Amnesty International Leaders Held in Turkey

Amnesty International Leaders Detained without Cause Reaction by Mary E. Latela, 7/17/2017 “Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. We bring torturers to justice. Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo has Died

photo of Liu Xiaobo and Doll (European Press Photo Agency) Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 7/15/2017 He is pictured with a doll designed and crafted by his beloved wife, Liu Xia. Liu was a scholar, a writer, whose inspiration forced … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo has Died

Liu Xiaobo has Died Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 7/15/2017 Liu was a scholar, a writer, whose inspiration forced him to call out human right decimation in China. Nick Kristof of the New York Times notes: “The Mandela of our … Continue reading

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Bright Red, Snowy White, and Sky Blue

Reflection by  Mary E. Latela, Independence Day, 2017 I was ready to enter a cave for the weekend, feeling rather down about how the current D.C. situation is trying to erode what makes America great. People hold meetings; the Secy. … Continue reading

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Lies, Bad Language, Body-Slamming

Reflection by Mary E. Latela The “innocent by-standers” who would not speak, went along with the notion that after all the votes were counted, life would be better. They forgot or erased what they had seen and heard prior to … Continue reading

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A Fearless Heart by Thupten Junpa

Thupten Jinpa’s A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. Reviewed by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., May 19, 2017 If you’ve ever viewed His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving a lesson on Buddhism, compassion, or science, … Continue reading

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June Jamboree

May your hands always be busy … May your feet always be swift…
May you have a strong foundation (Dylan) Continue reading

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The Harmful Effects of Disrespect

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, February 4, 2017 Based on statement from @jhalifax: (Roshi Joan Halifax) “I am concerned about what disrespect is doing to the fabric of our society; incivility is normalized & is eroding moral sensibilities.” I decided to … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

Kwan Yin – Compassionate Mother, Attending to those who are Suffering, the Feminine Face of Compassion Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., January 29, 2017 Two bunches of reeds, leaning against one another long enough they become connected. When Grandpa … Continue reading

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A Pearl More Precious

A Pearl More  Precious.  Reflection by Mary E. Latela. December, 2016 Seventy-five years ago, on December 7th, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces. Tonight, I watched “Tora!Tora!Tora!” again. I know the history and the shock of being attacked with … Continue reading

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