Monthly Archives: June 2013

Compassion Resides on Both Sides of Her Divide

If you’ve known Tomi Melson a long time, you may know she moved to North Carolina from California to study dance at the N.C. School of the Arts. However she became interested in fine craft and studied hand weaving at … Continue reading

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Give a Synonym for Compassion

Krista Tippett asks us how we would define compassion. You’re invited to share your word. http://www.ted.com/talks/krista_tippett_reconnecting_with_compassion.html Justice is compassion raised to an institutional level.

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Winston-Salem’s Tourist Police

With our Spanish proficiency only slightly better than our Mandarin Chinese, we appreciate efforts that people in Spanish-speaking countries make to accommodate visitors. A few years ago while traveling in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, we had the good fortune to visit … Continue reading

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On Moral Monday, Charlie and Anne Wilson Return to the Future

(Charlie Wilson and his wife, Anne, have fought for social justice for years, sometimes with a compassionate touch and other times with a claw hammer. They constantly have championed the rights of others, especially when the rights of the disenfranchised … Continue reading

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Are We Crazy About Our Kids in Winston-Salem?

Are we crazy about our children in Winston-Salem? What are we doing to ensure that we give them the best future? What should we be doing? Watch this video clip to prick your conscience and then tell us what we … Continue reading

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Cobblestone Markets Embrace a Compassionate Approach

Can a farmers’ market be compassionate? At the Cobblestone Farmers Markets in Winston-Salem you can count the ways. One. All of the produce is grown without the application of pesticides. That’s good for the people who consume the produce and … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays: Prophetic Compassion

Compassion is not always soft like a pillow. Sometimes compassion is hard like a rock. Compassion is not only reactive. Sometimes compassion is prophetic, speaking truth to power. North Carolina’s Moral Mondays are prophetic compassion. Since April, concerned citizens have … Continue reading

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A Personal Journey Into Compassion

Being raised as a Methodist during the early 60s, I was profoundly moved by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. I innately accepted and appreciated Jesus’ message of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice for others and truly wanted to live a … Continue reading

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Doubts and Loves

This poem by the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai remains one of my favorites. I read it often to remind me that a hardened heart admits no light and accepts no hope. Doubts and Loves From the place where we … Continue reading

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Compassion Grows in West Salem

The West Salem Community garden is on land is owned by Piedmont International University. It currently encompasses 5,000 square feet that is being used to grow produce. The goals of the Community Garden are two-fold. First, to draw the community … Continue reading

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