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Today’s meditation: A new kind of Christianity

Image credit: Healing of a Bleeding Woman (detail), Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, Rome, Italy.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Fifty-three   Summary: An Evolving Faith       Diverse DiscipleshipThursday, January 2, 2020     I have known Brian McLaren for many years as a friend and colleague,...
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Message from the Dalai Lama

https://www.facebook.com/539557988/posts/10157088199192989?sfns=mo   Thanks to my Facebook Friends for posting 
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Another Oldy takes to his bike rather than vegetate in front of the TV

https://eu.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/livingston-county/2019/11/26/adventure-traveler-embarking-bike-trip-around-planet/4200971002/   Its so reassuring to hear about someone else who decides to spend their retirement days discovering the world   
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A scientist speaks the truth

https://www.facebook.com/1575307625/posts/10219495317644993?sfns=mo   Well i I found this slice of wisdom on the Facebook page .so there you have it , it’s up to us to sort out the planet or even our own back yard .
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Watch for free movies from the BFI

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/most-popular-free-2019?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200101-player-most-popular-free-films-of-2019&utm_content=20200101-player-most-popular-free-films-of-2019+CID_0566924d0a4fea512616d0068db88a81&utm_source=cm&utm_term=EXPLORE%20NOW   Thats the British Film Institute based near Waterloo Station , by the river , on the South Bank .Always worth a visit .there are also three cinemas with interesting programmes . And London‘s still swinging there .  
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And Now a New Year Reflection from a Buddhist

          Dharma reflection View this email in your browser Dear Friends Christopher Titmuss is teaching on WorldwideInsight.org this Sunday 5th January. He'll be teaching a session titled: "The Power of a New Year's Resolution". Christopher has also written us a short Dharma reflection with the same title. We hope you'll find the...
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An interesting discussion on the future of Christians and the Church

Image credit: Healing of a Bleeding Woman (detail), Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, Rome, Italy.   No images? Click here    T     Though I find this an interesting discussion what I find missing is any reference to what’s happening in the world . Nothing about Greta and the need to address our life styles and to examine Austerity, which is a spiritual insight ,...
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DEC
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An interesting project please help

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ContourLines   Im receiving interesting projects in poor parts of the world , if you can help it’s a blessing 
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Another sensitive comment on Organised Religion

Image credit: Healing of a Bleeding Woman (detail), Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, Rome, Italy.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Fifty-three   Summary: An Evolving Faith       The Work of HealingTuesday, December 31, 2019     Up to now, top-down religion has pretty much spoiled the show....
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Sam Harris is back after all, with a lovely lady

https://samharris.org/podcasts/180-sex-power/?utm_source=Sam+Harris+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1c74d8396e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_28_12_51_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1c2a2c9db-1c74d8396e-207183329&mc_cid=1c74d8396e&mc_eid=155e043de5   I think this well may be the last one this year, which is obvious, but the future is uncertain which is also obvious 
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DEC
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Old souls do they exist ?

https://www.powerofpositivity.com/11-things-old-souls-differently/?fbclid=IwAR1j_yFGnDIo4wZRCCy9xojEhB5WgtaiszP_8ovRYJ_qV6Lw0IOdGL89368   I’m sharing this post from a person I new as a child. The concept of the old soul is certainly interesting , personally I think it takes one to know one.  In other words you can recognise the wise person whatever the age, because your both on the same...
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Please support this African initiative

http://humanhealthaid.com/   This is from a SERVAS member from Africa who may visit me in the coming Spring . If you would like to support this charity that would be fine . Once I have a date from him I shall raise some money as a welcome gift.
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Our Greta on the BBC Today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cn3h   Here she is the person of the year , listen to what her dad has to say at around 2 hours 8 minutes into the program .
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Not everyone likes Democracy

Yhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJBzhcSWTk   i must admit I didn’t know this , but I can see where he was coming from . Mind you Greece has had problems in the past , I remember visiting when the dictators of the army ran things. See the great film  Z  by Costras  Gravas   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3QUHUMe5I...
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All about the Mayflower and The Puritans who travelled in her

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cnbb   I so enjoyed this crucial bit of history that I didn’t know much about , so I’m sharing it with my FB Friends . I remember when I lived in the States how few people knew  much  history in detail. Not that it’s much better in the UK ....
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BBC radio finest : Something Understood , always listenable

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00029f6   Another episode , broadcastEd on Sundays early deals with religion and business though they are not always religious
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DEC
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The Meaning of Life by Rabbi Lerner

Image credit: Flight into Egypt (detail), Henry Ossawa Turner, 1923, Metropolitan Museum of Art.   No images? Click here    I   Im         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Summary: Week Fifty-two   Incarnation   December 22 - December 28, 2019     God, who is Infinite Love, incarnates that love as the universe itself. Then, a mere 2,000...
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Joy of cycling part 2 The Night Ride

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/aug/05/carpe-noctem-joy-cycling-through-night-ride-coast   On the eurovelo 6 following the Danube I spent the night on the saddle , going through a nature Reserve with the deafening sound of frogs adding to the state of wonder of being totally alone with nature .
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The joy of cycling

https://cyclingtips.com/2015/02/why-cycling-makes-us-happy-the-positive-psychology-of-being-on-the-bike/   As you wonder what the new new year will bring , I’d like you to consider getting on your bike or if you haven’t got one then visit the local tip as I’m sure you‘ll find a discarded one . Take it home and give it TLC ,  tender...
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The Romance of Train Travel

https://aod-pod-uk-live.akamaized.net/mpg_mp3_vlow/modav/bUnknown-a3f4eeb0-9396-48b6-8f85-ff3aacfd5c03_p07ys5gc_cUnknown_1577108719782.mp3?__gda__=1577533992_d4edaf79fa6346de20568930f4c9534e   Take a suitable folding bike , can’t go wrong with a Brompton, put in a bag and let the train take the strain
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