From the Christian tradition we can take a look at Jesus himself, move forward to the seventeenth century and Quakers, and into the twentieth century where we can find that notable mystic and anti-war activist, Thomas Merton. At this point, it seems good to ask that readers contact Beyond The Creek with people of mindfulness/mysticism who were/are also social justice activists.
The title of the story is, for those too young to recall, a pun.
At the event tweeted above, Angela Davis asked Jon Kabat-Zinn a question:
In a racially unjust world what good is mindfulness?
I am indebted to my Friend, Dale Hess who is a Quaker, for the provision of this article.
In 1985, I attended the UN Women's Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Angela Davis - at the height of controversy in her life and career -
Not for Angela a formal speaking platform or workshop. No!
I have a fond memory of sitting on the grass at the Nairobi University
below a knoll on top of which Angela Davis stood and spoke to us.
I can't recall what she said - only how I felt.
I felt amazed to be in the presence of a great mind -
a mind clear, trained, incisive.
For a girl from a remote northern town, this was a wonder!