Crossing lines of culture, faith:
Tell your story & make media matter
Sunday, 11 November 2007
For over 700 years in
They lit the flames that ignited the European Renaissance.
In 2007, suddenly we are remembering these victorious stories from
Stories of cooperative cultures are returning to inspire us to new heights of collaboration for this generation, as described earlier:
Why tell these human success stories?
Because Story is the real power of this 21st Century.
Stories change people and their relationships.
"People become the stories they hear and the stories they tell."
Your own success stories have the
power to affect 10s of millions of people.
Citizens around Earth are waiting out there to see images of how people and relationships change.
Changed relationships as described in over 500 success stories at:
Real power today is with Story and of new uses of Internet.
It was explained well at CROSSING THE FAITH LINE.
In October, 2007, the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) -- http://ifyc.org/events/conference -- gathered over 500 young adults and others to engage in new, bold ways in
VIEW and HEAR the inspiring, instructional 78-minute video -- a gifted panel about Story and making Media matter and relevant.
"Post the proof" -- wherever you are, tell your story of what you're doing in your life -- was the instruction to all of us who have a stories of change to pass on, including on the Internet.
"Post the proof that brotherhood is not so wild a dream that
profit from postponing it pretend."
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"Post this," someone suggested.
In 2007, a compelling, related new publication is available.
The DREAM of the POEM:
Poetry from Muslim and Christian
Translated and edited by Peter Cole
Peter Cole's 20-year endeavor has
discovered and preserved works that could have been lost forever.
Perhaps some of the greatest Hebrew writings since the Biblical scriptures.
Created in the centuries of Al Andalus and Muslim governance.
There is more meaning.
The title -- The DREAM of the POEM -- is drawn from the contemporary writing of Mahmoud Darwish.
He is considered the Palestinian national poet,
The writing of Darwish opens the book:
“Andalus ... might be here or there, or anywhere ... a meeting
place of strangers in the project of building human culture ...
It is not only that there was a Jewish-Muslim coexistence,
but that the fates of the two people were similar ...
Al-Andalus for me is the realization of
the dream of the poem.”
In a region mired in conflict, Coles
dedication to the literature of the Levant offers a unique and inspiring view
of the cultural, religious, and linguistic interactions that were and are
possible among the peoples of the
"Were devoted to bringing these voices into the world they come from a place of light and vision that is endangered in the current matrix of