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Why Women’s Rights Are Your Business: The Dollars and Sense of Investing in Women and Girls.

Sally Armstrong, human rights activist, journalist, author, presented to a packed house at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB this week. Her dynamic true stories – from her work in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia, Kenya, Congo and elsewhere show how women can change the face of poverty and effect change. Sally says the use of the internet has brought women together from all over the world, and when women communicate and share stories, things happen. I have heard her tell these stories before but the passion and strength she gives them is always worth a revisit. Ascent of Women (2013) and Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter (2014) tell Sally’s direct experience of the courage, tenacity and wit of women around the world who are shaking established ways – cultural and religious – of holding women back from education and progress. 

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Spirituality and Practice offers E-Courses

  1. Wisdom for Advent and Christmas – seasonal themes of waiting. hope, patience and joy; a reflective reading practice and vibrant Practice Circle November 27-January 6. Cost: $25.00
  2. Lumen Divina – a Retreat for Advent. Wisdom, light, unity, beauty, incarnation - a search in the depths of the Advent Season. November 25-December 23. Cost: $59.95 See the following websites:

Bernie O’Neill, CND 

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General Chapter Musings

The reflections that have been presented each week from those of us who participated in the General Chapter have been as varied as each of us. What seemed to be a common thread, however, and what struck me during the chapter was something that the sisters of Maria Province (Japan) expressed in their creative presentation. They described a Japanese word, YUI, and in so doing, brought a deep richness to our understanding of relationships. 

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