Posts from January 2013

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The Year Ahead

by Bart Worden

I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because “truth crushed to earth will rise again.” How long? Not long, because “no lie can live forever.” How long? Not long, because “you shall reap what you sow.” How long? Not long… because […]

Alternatives to Violence Project

by Bart Worden

The Alternatives to Violence Project is a grassroots, volunteer program dedicated to reducing violence in our lives, in our homes, in our schools, in our prisons, in our streets and in our society… provides a space for us to practice transforming conflict into win-win outcomes. No one loses. Conflict becomes an opportunity for greater understanding, […]

Acts of Kindness

by Bart Worden

By now maybe you’ve heard of the “26 Acts of Kindness” Campaign originally proposed by news anchor Ann Curry: the Twitterverse (and, presumably, real life) is abuzz with tales of individuals doing all manner of acts of kindness in honor of each person killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School – and encouraging the recipients to […]

A Collaborative Chorus

by Bart Worden

The ECSW chorus has been a cooperative effort this year. While on paper I am the chorus director, nothing could have been achieved without the participation of the members. All of them did much more than just show up and sing. The performance at the Winter Festival is a perfect illustration. It began with selecting […]

Raging Grannies Sing on the Radio, Xmas Night

by Bart Worden

Nine Raging Grannies including yours truly got together to sing about the environment on Xmas night. We were invited by Ken Gale, one of the hosts of the Eco-Logic radio show on WBAI at 99.5 FM, which airs Tuesday nights from 8 to 9 pm. Eco-Logic is WBAI’ s environmental program, featuring discussions, interviews and […]