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Chaos and Pandemic: A CIL Reflection Written by Paule Guerard

      These are days of intense inner and outer chaos. Covid-19 and the measures most countries have taken to fight its propagation have forced us to ‘stay home’ and have profoundly disrupted all of our routines, save for the very most basic. As a consequence, ‘our lifestyle’ has been put on hold: our jobs and the movements …

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CIL Summer Retreat June 25th – June 28th 2020: Journeying the Spaces Between

Journeying the Spaces Between CIL Summer Retreat  For the Traveler John O’Donahue May you travel in an awakened way gathered wisely into your inner ground, That you may not waste the invitationswhich wait along the way to transform you Many of us are journeying in the wilderness spaces between a familiar identity dissolving and a new …

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The Storm

MARINA GOTTLIEB SARLES Waiting for a hurricane like Dorian—a Category 5 with winds gusting over 200 mph accompanied by a sea surge of some 22 ft—was, in and of itself, an anticipatory trauma. Stress levels erupted as my husband, Jamie and I thought about the future and the losses the storm might bring. Preparations and …

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When Bigotry Goes Unanswered Human Rights Abuse Becomes The Answer

MARGEURITE MAINS There is ongoing human rights crisis at Border. The history of the Borderlands is long and complex. Currently, the southern border of the US has been militarized and the seekers and migrants have been demonized. They have been criminalized, traumatized, and dehumanized.   Peoples are fleeing government corruption, drug cartels, violence and poverty. …

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Donating to Support Children & Families at the Southern Border

Published 8/5/19 Dear CIL Friends, Published 8/5/19 Here is a listing of groups to donate to to support the efforts so much needed for hope to the children and families at the southern border: Published 8/5/19 • American Gateways provides legal services and representation to detained parents. It’s seeking volunteers to represent low-income individuals and …

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