Did You Notice in World War Z the Wall and the Zombies?

Last Week I went to a movie called World War Z. I knew it was not going to be a great film. Sometimes you just know these things. And indeed the acting was poor and the story was predictable. All except for one detail-the wall. In the story there are mass numbers of people that have become zombies. At the point of zombiehood they cease to be people. How to deal with these non-people? Hope is provided initially by one country with a solution that seems to work , at least for a while. That country is Israel and the solution is the wall. Construction of a massive wall keeps the zombies . The world takes notice and offers praise to the Israelies for a brilliant solution. Hmm... Is there a message here that goes beyond the superficial story of zombies and pure fiction? Is there also a political jab being taken here against real life Palestinians as well who are in reality kept out of Israel by a very real wall today? There is nothing made without a bias. That much is clear. Perhaps the bias here is too clear and very dangerous when we realize that the Palestinian people today have suffered disproportionately from Israeli policies that include a freshly finished wall of separation. I would like to know if others have seen this while watching the movie.


Pilgrimage of Peace 2013


I want to invite you to the Pilgrimage of Peace 2013 coming soon! From August 9 - 25 we will gather on the beautiful grounds of West Virginia in Harpers Ferry at the retreat centres of Rolling Ridge and Still Point. Together we seek peace, peace of heart and mind and peace in our world.  One thousand acres of lovely earth filled with mountain, river, woods and valley. Here we enter into a daily rhythm of song and chant, listening and mindfull speech, rest and work, story, poetry, and more...In this rhythm it is possible to experience the healing and wisdom of our lives. For the past five years each year at this time we hold the possibility of meeting one another- old friends and new- and in a sense ourselves in a new way. For many it is a time of letting go of the past and embracing the present moment as we walk into a future of possibility.

In order to welcome all we hold this gathering at no fixed cost. People with little share little and people with more share more.  We do what we can. Everyone contributes something and in this way all are welcomed at this woodland table. So come and stay for as little or as long as you wish.

One important aspect of this time is that all faith traditions are invited to come.  We listen to one another.The Christian tradition is very much at the heart of this gathering and because 'Christ plays in ten thousand places' we encourage others from other traditions to come and share their faith and experience. We learn from each other along the way...

Registration is important. We need to know when you would like to come and how long you wish to stay. Details of this sort and much more are found on the website: www.rollingridge.net and www.friendsofsilence.net  . Go to upcoming events -Pilgrimage of Peace 2013. Lindsay is glad to respond to all questions. Also, feel free to e-mail me. My e-mail is below.

I hope to see you there. I look forward to welcoming you .
Blessings and Peace,