Spirit In Action
Each week, Spirit In Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We'll trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we'll seek out Light, Love and Helping Hands, being shared between our many neighbors on this planet, hoping to inspire and encourage you to sink deep roots and produce sacred fruit in your own life.
Spirit In Action is an hour of interviews with those providing leadership in peace, justice and "good works", interspersed with relevant music.
The theme music is "The Turning of the World"
performed by Sara Thomsen
(written by Ruth Pellham
) and "I Have No Hands But Yours"
by Carol Johnson
A Day of Forgiveness & Rebirth
On September 11, 2007, the people of Eau Claire gathered at Phoenix Park to remember the events of 6 years earlier, but also to seek a way forward to a better, healed world. Take part in the music, reflection and visioning of the event on this program, including the keynote by Mike Boehm, founder of the My Lai Peace Park & Loan Fund, and other acts of reconciliation with Vietnam, Japan and Central America. You can hear my complete interview with Mike Boehm here.
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Quaker, UCC - United Church of Christ, Unity Churches
Healing In This Night - Bob Franke
Comments from the program for the event:
"This evening’s observance of forgiveness and rebirth was organized by an informal local interfaith consortium. Six years after the events of September 11, 2001, our nation still finds itself unable to describe the full scope of emotions and loss experienced by our nation and the entire world on that day of tragic proportion.
As people of faith we understand that the cause of those deadly actions and the ensuing global reactions all reflect a fundamental state of brokenness within humanity. We also understand that unless divine light breaks into our lives, brokenness and pain will only beget more brokenness and pain. Through that light the cycle of pain is broken and we can experience healing and renewal, both personally and as a society.
This observance is held in Phoenix Park. The myth of the Phoenix, reborn from the flames, provides a poignant image for the promise of our own transformation. In each of our faith traditions we hold to the conviction that suffering and death do not write the last word. The last word belongs to life and love. In the wake of 9-11 we look to this last word with hope, trusting that new life will indeed rise from the ashes."
|Prayer of Anger & Forgiveness|
|Intro from the Brochure|
|The My Lai, Vietnam, Peace Park|
|Savannah's Impromptu Song|