The Tipping Point

Over a century ago, Frederick Douglass, American social reformer, orator, writer, statesman and one-time slave, clearly outlined the consequences of inequality. “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither personsContinue reading “The Tipping Point”

Worth the Effort

Equality is a principle that we all embrace with great enthusiasm.  It is an ideal that honours the spirit of community and fair-mindedness.  Acting on this high standard is where we encounter challenges to our value and belief systems.  “Walking the talk”, is very different from engaging in a theoretically discussion. Mary Douglas (1921-2007), a BritishContinue reading “Worth the Effort”

Window of My Heart

John Greenlear Whittier (1807 – 1892) was an American Quaker poet who was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.  A strong advocate for the abolition of slavery in the United States, John Whittier published antislavery pamphlets and penned two collections of antislavery poetry. He lived to see the end of slavery with the passageContinue reading “Window of My Heart”