. . . Spirituality takes note of place, the spaces
that connect the mystery of beauty around you
with the magic of being alive. . . .
~ John Paul Lederach
Today's short is a reflection and meditation from The Art and Soul of Compassion, a digital storytelling project that brings together voices from the disciplines of art, contemplative practice, peace building, social science, and neuroscience. The 10-minute film is narrated by John Paul Lederach.
Lederach, an expert in conflict transformation, is the professor of International Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana; he also is an Eastern Mennonite University Distinguished Scholar and a senior fellow at Humanity United (Omidyar Foundation). Lederach has published more than 20 books, including Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians (Herald Press, 2014) and The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace (Oxford University Press, 2010).
John Paul Lederach on "The Art of Peace", On Being, January 12, 2012
Art and Soul of Compassion on Vimeo and Squarespace