The Power of Silence


Silence can make us nervous thinking we need to fill the void, but there is immense strength in silence. All sounds, from a whisper to a classical symphony, arise out of silence and disappear into silence. But silence is always there beneath sound and is the space where sound can exist. We tend to think … Continue reading The Power of Silence

Bios and Zoe


Bios and Zoe   Bios (biological) life is that life that comes to us from nature, the life that is always tending to run down and decay and needs to be nourished constantly with air, water and food. Spiritual life (Zoe), on the other hand, is the life which is in God from all eternity, … Continue reading Bios and Zoe

Aug. 26: Another Opportunity for Transformation Among Filipinos


Conflict transformation (not just conflict resolution nor conflict management) for restorative (and not just punitive nor retributive) justice involves the following basic elements, and I see them at work in our solidarity act on Aug. 26: 1. Truth – calling for transparency in governance 2. Justice – calling for doing Right by all 3. Mercy … Continue reading Aug. 26: Another Opportunity for Transformation Among Filipinos