Thursday, February 26, 2009

National economy is a "pyramid scheme" ?

The United Church Moderator, The Right Rev. David Giuliano, has written a statement to all Canadians the total text can be found here.

Coverage of this has hit the national papers as shown by this article from the Calgary Herald.

Quoted from the article... "Giuliano said Canadians can’t simply shop their way to renewed prosperity. That would simply perpetuate what he sees as an economic system “that’s a crumbling pyramid scheme that rewards those on top and devours everyone and everything below.”"

He has also written a Pastoral Letter to all of us in the church "calling us to be church in riskier ways than we are used to."

"As church, we can do more for our neighbours together. We are surrounded by countless others of faith and goodwill. God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God."

I thank God we have a strong voice in our current leader.

later man, jan

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Senegal Ecovillage Microfinance Fund

Kiva has 3 partners in Senegal. SEM is one of them. It is such a privilege to be able to lend to people like this who are determined to lift themselves out of poverty.

later man, jan

Funny Dog/Cat/Pepsi Commercial

later man, jan

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Miksang Contemplative Photography...

Miksang Contemplative Photography

I thought of Lyle and Rose when I watched this... I have always been in awe of your photography insights and the skill to capture what you see...

with thanx to my friend PEI Rick...
later man, jan

Friday, February 06, 2009

Lost Generation

Thanx Eli...
"AARP (American Association of Retired People) sponsored a video contest called 'U @ 50". This video won second place. (Wonder what first place was like!?) So simple and yet so brilliant, and all in just 1 minute and 44 seconds."

later man, jan

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Women for Women in Rwanda...

This video is 3:46 long. This is a story of success. We need to focus on joy and hope and help each other, one person at a time.

hat tip to Natasha...
later man, jan