Tag Archives: Annabelle Berrios

Re-Sourcing Activism

“The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace.  It destroys our own inner capacity for peace.  It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.” ~ Thomas Merton This morning, I put on the yellow Champion polyester shirt matching the yellow Polar… read more

Yes We Do!

“How does one honor the past and also innovate?” a colleague asked a few days ago. It was the kind of question that reminded me of Rainer Maria Rilke’s invitation in Letters to a Young Poet: Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked… read more

When the Heart Breaks

“You are the Sultan.” This is the point that Scheherazade made to her husband in the climax of One Thousand and One Nights. The Sultan had been lamenting the existence of a law that dictated that any woman he married must be put to death. Following 1001 nights of listening to his new bride tell… read more

Community and Restorative Justice

There are people who walk towards conflict wanting to know peace. This encapsulates the sense I had of the practitioners and panelists I met at the 5th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (May 31 to June 3). But there is more. The conference was not only on restorative justice,… read more