Sawubona: We see You – Video

  Youth worker and community leader Orland Bishop explains the meaning of the Zulu greeting Sawubona (“We see you”) as an invitation to a deep witnessing and presence. This greeting forms an agreement to affirm and investigate the mutual potential and obligation that is present in a given moment. At its deepest level, Orland explains, […]

New Series: Cultivating Intentional Communities

  This post starts a new series dedicated to the journey of cultivating and living in Intentional Communities (IC). The purpose of this series is to start a conversation as I share some of my experiences as life long practitioner and student of this way of life.  I hope to contribute to a deeper and […]

Create a Community Altar Week – Mustard Seed Calendar

According to the Alternative Mustard Seed Calendar, this week is Create your Community (Family, dorm, tent, church, workplace, etc…) Altar Week. Create a personal/ community shrine in a week – A shrine is a piece of furniture with tangibles that serve us to remind us of intangibles- Gather a piece of furniture (shelf, cabinet, cupboard, […]

Progress, Shame, and Silencing the Margins – Panel discussion

Via The Other Journal Progress, Shame, and Silencing the Margins – Panel discussion of the Film Up The Yangtze Moderator: Dwight Freisen Panelists: Cal Uamoto, Eliacin Rosario-Cruz, Chelle Stearns, Christopher L. Heuertz The following panel discussion took place at the Film, Faith, and Justice forum in Seattle, Washington on October 23rd, 2008. Film, Faith, and […]

Beautiful trivialities in life

It has been awhile since this blog have seen some action. I recently post a tweet -you don’t know what a tweet is? You are so 2006 –  in which I stated that I am blogging less, and living more. Which it is not necessary true, I’m living the same as when I was blogging […]