Editorial - by Piotr Rajski
What I learned in 2005 - by Randy Iwanciwski
Sometimes There is Grace - by Ram Tzu.
Roche Miette Expedition 2006.
Interfaith Encounter and Ecology.
Ashram Hosts Spiritual Groups for Lunch
One God Notes
What is Roche Miette Association
Call for Papers
A year passed by quickly. It is spring again. The trees in my backyard are getting green. The air around seems to be changing its texture. It becomes sweet, full of energy and promise. Snows must be melting in the mountains. In other words, it is time for another Roche Miette Expedition. Last year the mountain rejected us through heavy rain. Only Randy and Stan managed to get to the top some time in July 2005. In this issue of the Roche Miette Newsletter (RMN) Randy shares interesting parallels between that hike and his labor situation. As a person who has been laid off recently I can surely concur that times without work require lots of patience. It is often a time of new opportunity - to reevaluate your priorities, to think about what it is that makes you happy, and so on. I try to be aware of my heart's movements and also listen to God's silent voice. It is at the same time a test of our faith. I wish it would be easy for me to follow Mahatma Gandhi's advice: "There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." Easier said than done. I can feel, from the amount of food I eat, desire for wine and sex, that there is tension in me and worry. I try to follow Ram Tzu's suggestions on this matter.
Randy demonstrated practical adaptability taking a job as custodian. It reminds of the words of Sri Haidakhan Babaji. He said:
(...) You should not hesitate to do the lowest kind of service, if it is needed. If a man of high position is prepared to perform any service - even the lowest service - he sets an example for others. (Teachings of Babaji, P.33.) And:
(...) You must know what you should do and be busy doing it. By Karma one will not fall but will always rise higher. (...) We must do everything according to the need of the times. No work is low or bad in this world if it is done in the right spirit. (...) That is why a man should never hesitate to do any work. Whether it is high or low, big or small, no work is bad. Work is work. (Teachings of Babaji, P.120.)
Work is work! What is the work I am supposed to do for the remaining part of my life? Is it in this country? Shall I continue as psychologist? Or is there something else God would want me to do? Perhaps the answer is on the mountain.
The program of the 2006 Roche Miette Expedition is attached. It has not changed much from 2005. After our last year experiences with the weather we would like to add certain flexibility to the schedule. Should the forecast be bad, we may try to postpone the hike until the following weekend, June 30-July1, 2006. Let us stay connected. If you want to go with us, please, read carefully through the technical aspects of the hike and come prepared.
In this issue you will find as well examples of interfaith cooperation as demonstrated by Haidakhandi Universal Ashram in Crestone, CO, and Interfaith Encounter Association from Jerusalem. From many encounters organized by the last group the meeting on religious aspects of ecology seemed especially suitable for the RMN.
I also encourage you to look into our announcements about upcoming interfaith and intercultural events in Alberta, and elsewhere.
Hope to see you on the mountain!
By Randy Iwanciwski
Christ is born! I wish Peace and His light to all this New Year!
The past June our hike to Roche Miette was not to the summit and a re-visit will be planned for June 2006. I have learned to be a little more patient.
I will share the story that my co-worker Stan from Jasper and myself did reach the summit in early July (2005). Again it is still a thrill for me and yes the summit is still there. The weather did play a factor again as clouds were encountered near the top and we had to wait for a window of opportunity to ascend. It came so the push was on with a result of great success and joy! Patience paid off.
The inspiration and peace that I feel being on Roche Miette cannot be explained just experienced first hand. A safe descent followed. Yet I always look back at the Roche vowing to return again. That day will come.
Just a few weeks later a small change in my life occurred. My employer and union came to an impasse with our contract negotiations and I was thrown into the turmoil of a labor dispute. I was unemployed, walking the picket line and feeling quite lost. Where was God in all of this? Why did this happen and what was I to learn? At that time I did not know the answers to these questions but I was to find out. I found this to be a test of my patients again.
God did speak to me through many, many people. The support for my co-workers and myself was insurmountable. I knew that it was my time to endure this task and I was not alone. I had just traveled down the mountain to the valley, to begin what would become a low point in my life experience.
I found that I am meant to work hard; this need is inside me and is very much part of my heritage. So of course I looked for other employment, organized my union brothers and prayed to God for direction and perhaps sanity. The month of August passed with no other employment and only picket pay to get by on. My wife took on another job and my daughters supported me immensely. I felt very humbled and lost, not knowing when or if I would return to work. It was out of my control.
Once recognizing I was not in control, God did speak to me, or now at least I was listening. I was told of the many people who fought for labor rights, spent time in jail and even died for the cause! Many people that came before me did this so that my family and I could enjoy a good life with shelter, food and a roof over our heads. Surely I could honor these people by seeing this dispute through, be strong by their example and give hope to those that come after me. You bet I would and I DID!
Then almost a day later upon my realization of the many prayers and support, God found me a job. A custodial position opened up at one of our Catholic schools. A fulltime temporary position, but really as long as I needed it, starting September 1st.
It was hard steady work but this experience of God’s love was overwhelming. The staff I met was greatly supportive. Being in a Catholic environment gave me spiritual nourishment as well. With the past month of picketing, playing guitar and trying to hold our position during the labor dispute, this new job gave me “Sanctuary” and was certainly a “Gift from God”. I found that sweeping, mopping and cleaning was very calming and good for the soul. Cleansing a physical space helps one cleanse the inner space. All I really had to think about was where I HAD cleaned and where I HAD to clean. I could see where I had BEEN and where I had to GO. I wish life were like that, so simple, perhaps with God’s help this can come true in our lives.
I began to smile again. The staff always greeted me with a hello or how are you doing? Being involved with the school before, I knew many people there, so it was like home. I also had the opportunity to participate in the school liturgies and play music for the opening of their chapel. Imagine a separate space to worship at your workplace!
When this dispute began I had my feet swept out from under me, lost my footing and lost my way back to base camp. Now working at the school I felt that things were coming back to normal but one new co-worker told me; “Normal was only a setting on your clothes dryer!” I will never forget that. Also whatever job you do; “ Do it for the Glory of God!” as God will provide us exactly what we need, nothing more, nothing less. God had given me exactly what I needed and then some!
After three and a half months our union and management did present an agreement for us to sign. We voted it down. I would not be going back to my regular job soon. Then a school staff member presented me with a Novena that I should pray. A Novena is nine days of prayer for a specific intention. I began that night and within two days our union and management were talking and we had a contract to vote on! God does oversee all and provides if we have faith and listen! The vote passed and I am back to work at my original job. I did meet many new people with many stories of how God moved in their lives. I am blessed to have gone through this experience.
God is to be praised on the mountaintop, in the valley and yes even in our workplace!
To do some “Time in the desert”, humbled and lost does a soul good for God can speak to us in our trying times. Perhaps we should allow God into our hearts at other times too, like times of rejoicing, forgiveness and thankfulness.
I thank God for the many blessings this past year and for renewed hope in the New Year to come. I have learned more about others and myself. Going through this experience gave me a different outlook, much like mountain climbing. I know now that one must endure the valleys in a lifetime in order to learn and grow.
Blessings and Peace,
Technical Director, Roche Miette Association.
By Ram Tzu.
Ram Tzu knows this!
The fear never leaves you.
It is part of you
As tied to your center as your breath.
Get to know it well.
As long as you are
It will be with you.
You want quit of it.
You push it away with all your strength.
But hear this!
It thrives on all this exercise
You give it.
It gets stronger when
You give it something to push against.
Left alone it will wither and die.
But you know you can not leave it alone.
You must always fight the fear.
It is your nature to always fight.
Yet sometimes there is Grace!
You disappear into it
And there is no longer a battle.
The warrior is gone.
No Way for the Spiritually "Advanced"
Advaita Press, 1990
Quoted after: TOOLS FOR CONSCIOUS AWARENESS (Vol 67 ADDENDUM / APRIL 2006). Newsletter for A NEXT STEP. Light Center For Emotional Healing. . P.O. Box 429 Dona Ana, New Mexico 88032, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.anextstep.org, 505-382-8771
Roche Miette Expedition 2006 - Program.
Friday, June 23, 2006
8 -10 p.m. - meeting at
Queen's Bakery &Cafe, Hinton-Valley:
124 Market St, Tel: 780-865-5050.
Technical matters, registrations,
etc. Some snacks available from the cafe. Peter Bundscherer, a genuine baker of
European descent, makes the best napoleons and pretzels in Western Canada. He is
also a great lover of the mountains and decorated his cafe with many unique
photographs taken by him during numerous hikes.
Accommodation is available in the basement of the Catholic Church in Hinton, 124 Tamarack Ave, 780-865-3045 ($10 per person). You will need your own mattress, sleeping bag, etc. The kitchen is available to prepare tea/coffee or a simple meal. A short orientation to the hike will be provided.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Roche Miette Group (led by Randy Iwanciwski).
4 a.m. - wake-up
5 a.m. - breakfast
6 a.m. - bottom of the Mountain
11 a.m. - top of the Mountain
12 p.m. - silent, nondenominational meditation (optional)
1 p.m. - beginning of the descent
4 p.m. - bottom of the Mountain
5 p.m. - meeting with the Sulphur group in Miette Hot Springs
7 p.m. - supper in a restaurant close to the springs
9 p.m. - going home or look for local accommodation (church is not available on Saturday nights).
Sulphur Skyline Group.
8 a.m. - wake up
9 a.m. - breakfast
11 a.m. - Miette Hot Springs, beginning of the hike
1 p.m. - top of the mountain, silent, nondenominational meditation (optional)
3 p.m. - bottom of the mountain
3 - 6 p.m. - soaking in the Hot Springs, meeting the other group
7 p.m. - supper together with the other group
9 p.m. - going home or look for the local accommodation
You may arrange your
own accommodation and join the hiking group of your choice at the points
of start. One inexpensive option is the Pocahontas Campground, only a few km
from both Roche Miette Mountain and Miette Hot Springs. The cost is $17 per unit
per night. Reservations can be made at
Pocahontas campground: www.pccamping.ca or
1-877-737-3783. There is an $11 fee for advanced reservation in any Jasper Park
Description of the Hikes.
Roche Miette 2316 m.
A moderate to difficult scramble via north-east face.
Elevation gain: 1425 m.
Ascent time: +/- 5 hours.
Descent time: +/- 3 hours.
"Miette was a legendary French Canadian voyager with enviable qualities for tolerating the hardships of travel, who was also known for his ability with the fiddle and as a teller of tall tales. When taunted by comrades about climbing the mountain now bearing his name, he responded to the dare by doing just that, dangling his legs over the precipe while contentedly puffing his pipe - or so the story goes. Roche is a French word meaning 'rock.'" Alan Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, p.203.
Sulphur Skyline 2070 m.
Elevation gain: 700 m.
Distance: 4 km.
Ascent time: +/- 2 hours.
Descent time: +/- 1.5 hours.
"Beginning at the Miette Hot Springs pool complex, the trail climbs
steadily to a low pass 2.2 km distant. Immediately upon cresting the pass,
the Sulphur Skyline trail branches up and to the right, beginning an even
stepper ascent into the alpine environs of this small mountain overlooking
the hot springs area. The laboured breathing ends on the highest point
of the ridge and expansive view spreads out below." Brian Patton, Bart
Robinson, The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, p.198.
Please, read carefully the following notes. It is a question of your safety.
While runners are usually enough for Sulphur Skyline, having solid hiking boots is a must on Roche Miette.
There is little water on Roche Miette, so every person needs to carry at least 2-3 liters of water or other liquid.
Weather in the mountains may change abruptly. You need to be prepared and carry a rain jacket or pelerine, and some warm clothes (sweater, polar fleece, etc.). Some people find it useful to have a pair of gloves for the upper part of the hike, where there is more contact with the rock and loose gravel.
To reach Roche Miette you need to be in good shape. It typically means that you participate in some sports or exercise activities through the year. If you are not quite sure you are this kind of person, Sulphur Skyline is a safer choice.
Rocky Mountains is the bear country. Although both Roche Miette and Sulphur Skyline have little known bear activity, you may want to carry a bear spray.
Other necessities include:
You will have to sign a waiver before the trip.
A small organizational fee will be charged:
$10 per person or $20 per family.
This fee does not include accommodation in the church ($10 per person). You are responsible for your transportation. Jasper National Park collects $14 per vehicle ($7 per person if traveling alone) at the entry point. Miette Hot Springs charged $6.25 per person ($18.75 per family) for entry to the pools last year.
You will also be encouraged to join the Roche Miette Association. The
membership is $10 a year.
To register/ reserve place, please, pay the organizational fee to Piotr (Edmonton) or Randy (Hinton) as soon as possible. You may also register by e-mail and pay your registration just before the hike.
If you have any questions or comments about the 2006 Roche Miette Expedition, or you would like to contribute to the Roche Miette Newsletter, send Piotr an e-mail to email@example.com. You may call Piotr at (780) 482-5353 (work) or Randy at (780) 865-7229. Feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who may want to attend.
To see materials from the 2005 Roche Miette Expedition click here.
Some useful links:
Jasper National Park - http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index_e.asp
Weather conditions in Jasper Park - http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-70_metric_e.html
Town of Hinton - http://www.town.hinton.ab.ca
Hinton Online - http://www.hintononline.com/
Camping in Hinton - http://www.hintononline.com/camping.htm
Sponsored by: Roche Miette Psychological Services; Queen's Bakery and Cafe, Hinton.
Interfaith Encounter and Ecology.
By Leah Lublin, Carmela Farrugia, Rafiqa Othman
Thirteen people of IEA-Reut/Sadaqa met at the Village Green restaurant in Jerusalem on Monday, February 27th for a discussion about Religion and Ecology.
Rafiqa welcomed the members and opened our meeting. We all missed Karmela who was ill that day and could not attend, and wished her good health. We welcomed a new member, Hanalisa, who is a Jerusalem artist. The staff was kind enough to give us a private room downstairs, which was very helpful to our presenters. It would have been more difficult to have a meeting in the main restaurant upstairs, which was crowded and noisy.
Mufida began her presentation on the Moslem perspective of ecology. Islam provides an ecological outlook that is practical and ethical. The Koran is full of verses about nature. It teaches Moslems to care for the environment. Islamic approach is holistic in nature. The earth’s resources: land, water, air, minerals, forests are available for our use, but these gifts come from God. We may use them to meet our needs, but only in a way that doesn’t upset the ecological balance. The Prophet Mohammad said “look after plants diligently until they mature.” The Koran talks about the fundamental role water plays in sustaining life on earth (verse 22:5). If a Moslem man plants a tree and birds and animals eat from it, it is considered as if he gave charity. Preserving the earth’s ecology is, in fact, a duty for all Moslems.
George gave the Christian perspective, which focused on ecumenical thought and emphasized 7 key themes on Christianity and Ecology – ecologically aware biblical studies. The 1st re-examined elements of scripture and tradition. Biblical images portray the Spirit as a healing life form as water, light, dove, mother, fire, breath, wind and comforters of suffering. The 2nd theme explored the relation between cosmology, spirituality and morality knowing that the cosmos and this planet bodes forth the power, wisdom and love of God. The 3rd theme offered a deep critique and response to disastrous assumptions underlying modern philosophy, religion, technology and politics. The 4th theme noted that Eastern Orthodoxy’s iconography works in aesthetic ways to foster communion with the natural world by imaging the ultimate beautiful source of value and vitality. The 5th theme reconstructed affirmations about God, Christ, finitude, world, soul/body relations, sin, evil, redemption with ecological seriousness. The 6th theme spoke about respecting the evolutionary wisdom and divine activity embodied in the natural world; the 7th theme emphasized human obligations in every place that express respect and care for Earth as God’s creation and life’s home. Christian thought derives fresh insights from rereading the Bible with an ecological awareness.
Hadassah's presentation was on tree symbolism and humanity's relation to nature, with reference to Jewish sources (the Book of Genesis and Kabbalah). A clue as to the right relation of humans to the earth is provided not only by the statement that a human came out of the ground but also by the use of the Hebrew adamah and adam which translate as "ground" and "man", respectively. In the world of the Garden of Eden, all was unity before the fall into division. The Torah is regarded as the Tree of Life in Jewish tradition. Hadassah showed us photos of Wadi Hayovel in Jerusalem and taught us a song based on the Jewish prayer "Eitz Chaim" – The Tree of Life, at the conclusion of her talk.
A tree of life, this tree
Who reach to grasp, behold!
Peace in all her branches
Return us unto Thee
Unto Thee we surely shall return
Renew our days
Renew our days of Eden
Renew our days of Eden
Before time began
Ester brought in a book called “Ecology in the Bible” which showed how the traditional menorah was created according to the shape of the sage plant. We took a break availing ourselves of the lovely vegetarian food in this restaurant, and then broke up into two groups and planned the next meeting at the Swedish Theological Institute on April 20th.
Written by Leah Lublin, Jewish coordinator of IEA, together with Carmela Farrugia, the Christian coordinator and Rafiqa Othman, the Moslem coordinator.
The Interfaith Encounter Association, P.O. Box 3814, Jerusalem 91037, Israel, Phone: +972-2-6510520, Fax:: +972-2-6510557, Website: www.interfaith-encounter.org
Every few months, the (Haidakhandi Universal) Ashram (in Crestone, Colorado) invites representatives from some of our neighboring spiritual centers to have lunch with us. This has proven to be a great way to get to know each other better, share information about our practices, and just become better friends with our neighbors. Last month we hosted Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and his wife, Elizabeth from the Mangala Shri Bhuti Center and Roshi Richard Baker and his wife, Marie Louise from the Crestone Mountain Zen Center for lunch with ashramites, karma yogis, and Ashram Board Members. It was a very special time together.
Haidakhandi Universal Ashram
P.O. Box 9 Crestone, CO 81131
Call Toll Free 866-686-4185 or 719-256-4108
The North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 24th-27th, 2006. This conference is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM), which consists of 30 leading academic medical centers from across North America.
The North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine is international in scope and invites and encourages participation from CAM researchers, educators and providers as well as conventional practitioners from around the world.
The North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine will showcase original scientific CAM research through keynote and plenary presentations, oral and poster presentations, and innovative scientific sessions. Areas of CAM research presented and discussed at this conference will include research in basic science, clinical research, methodological research, health services research, and education research. CAM researchers, educators and practitioners as well as conventional practitioners are invited to attend.
For more information, please, visit http://www.imconsortium-conference2006.com/
Phowa with Lama Ole Nydall will take place in Nordegg, Alberta, May 18-22, 2006. The practice of conscious dying or 'Phowa' is one of the most profound teachings of Diamond Way Buddhism. During this practice one learns to transfer ones consciousness at the moment of death into a state of highest bliss. Hearing the word Phowa, a Tibetan would associate a bird caught under a roof, finding a way to freedom. The practice was given by Buddha 2500 years ago and probably kept alive until now by a thin transmission of accomplishers. Several versions exist. Ole Nydall, one of the first western students of the Karmapa, received the practice in 1972 from Ayang Tulku, a master of the transmission. He was asked to pass it on in 1987 and up until today he has given about 200 courses worldwide.
For more information, please, visit http://www.phowa2006.ca/
Toronto based Interfaith Unity Newsletter can be previewed at http://www.interfaithunity.ca. The newsletter gives a plethora of information about interfaith activities in the Greater Toronto area, interesting links, etc.
Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action - Calendar of Upcoming Events.
Friday, May 12, 2006 Esquao Awards Gala. The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women proudly recognizes Aboriginal women of influence. The gala will be held at the Mayfield Inn & Suites, 16615 – 109 Ave., Edmonton. For more information, please call 479-8195.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Estimated date of publication for next Interfaith Centre Mini-newsletter
Friday, May 26, 2006 Exploring Spirituality and the Implications for Health. To be held at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 – 111 Ave., Edmonton, this one-day conference will be of interest to physicians, psychologists, nurses, counsellors, chaplains, clergy and other members of religious communities, social workers and allied health professionals. For information, call Education Services, at 735-7912.
June 1, 2006, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Members of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre Executive meet with Meg Jordan, teaching chaplain, University of Alberta Hospital, and students to discuss the work of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre.
June 7, 2006, 7:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting and Social Evening, 7:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Riverbend Stake Centre, 14325 – 53 Avenue
June 23 – 27, 2006 North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) Conference.Vancouver; speakers are Doug Roche, Mel Hurtig and Helen Caldicott
September 11 – 15, 2006 World Religions after September 11: A Global Congress (a Post-Parliament of the World’s Religions Event), Montreal; for more information, www.worldsreligionsafter911.com
Submitted by Allison Kydd.
Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action (EICEA), 11148 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 0V8, Phone: 780 - 413 - 6159 www.edminterfaithcentre.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Yehuda Stolov in the United States.
Friends of IEA invites concerned people of all faiths to attend An Evening with Dr. Yehuda Stolov, the director of the Interfaith Encounter Association, based in Jerusalem. The Interfaith Encounter Association is an organization working in the Middle East to facilitate conversations between Jews, Muslims and Christians. "We believe that, rather than being a cause of the problem, religion can and should be a source of the solution for conflicts that exist in the region and beyond." Dr. Stolov will be discussing IEA's ongoing work in Israel. Refreshments will be served (kosher and halal). 7:30-9:00pm, Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster Street in Evanston. Chicago.
Interfaith Relations in the Holy Land " -
presentation by Dr. Yehuda Stolov,
Wednesday, May 17, 2006, Room 555, Truland
at 5.00 pm, Washington, DC. Promoted by Interfaith Encounter Association, Jerusalem, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, and Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution George Mason University, Arlington, VA
Conference: Meaningful Marginalities: Religious Influences and Cultural Constructions: A Collaborative Analysis of Medieval, Modern, Central European, and North American Contexts, will be held at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada , May 11, 12, 13, 2006. "Meaningful Marginalities" brings together the disciplines of literature, religion, film, and the visual arts to examine the persistent and transformative, yet often conflicted and mutually resistant influences that literature, religion and culture have on one another. The conference papers explore the ways in which ideas, texts, movements, and communities that can be considered marginal — whether in social, religious, or literary terms illustrate relationships between cultural constructions and religious influences.
For more information, please, visit http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/rs/MeaningfulMarginalitiesConf.cfm
One God Notes
"One God Notes" consist of quotations from spiritual writings of many religious traditions. The purpose is to inspire, to open hearts, so people perceive God's Presence in and around them. In this way I hope to create a sense of human and religious unity.
To see the previous "One God Notes" visit http://www.onegodsite.net/archives.html. To learn more about the philosophy behind these notes, please, visit http://www.onegodsite.net/ If you would like to go further and add "One God Notes" to your web site, please, copy and paste the button below and use it to create a link to http://www.onegodsite.net/onegodnotes.html
In Truth, Simplicity and Love, Pritam.
What is Roche Miette Association?
Roche Miette Association is an informal group of people who try to achieve the ideals of human unity as expressed in the Roche Miette Rule. One of the characteristics of this group of enthusiasts is love of Nature and willingness to love God through His Creation. In particular, we are drawn by the beauty of Roche Miette Mountain, near Hinton, Alberta, and organize once a year a non-denominational hike/pilgrimage to this mountain. People of all religious and cultural backgrounds are invited to participate with us in this auspicious event.
If these ideals appeal to you, you may want to support them through a financial donation. Please, send checks for "Roche Miette Association" to:
Roche Miette Association
576, Lessard Drive
Edmonton, AB, T6M 1B2
Call for Papers
Would you like to contribute to the Roche Miette Newsletter? Please, send your text in Microsoft Word or HTML format to email@example.com. Of special interests are stories, reflections on the following subjects:
Human and religious unity.
Harmony between different religions, cooperation between religious groups.
Examples of interfaith dialogue, tolerance, forgiveness.
Love of Nature (especially mountains).
Meditation, Contemplative Prayer.
Religious life, especially Practice of the Presence of God, pilgrimage.
Mysticism, especially in the context of the mountains.
Poetry, art, music, photographs related to the mountains.
Manuscripts to be considered should be original articles (not published elsewhere). Some previously published materials may also be considered if submitted with the info and consent of the publisher. Some promotional materials, such excerpts from books, can also be considered if related to the above topics. Announcements of interest for wider audiences are also occasionally accepted.
The Roche Miette Newsletter has a circulation of approximately 400 recipients. Copies of the newsletter are sent to National Library of Canada for research purposes. To see the previous issues you can visit http://rochemiette.ca/newsletter.html
Presently there is no remuneration for the submitted materials.
The deadline for the next issue is: July 31, 2006.
Feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends and acquaintances. They may subscribe to the newsletter at: http://rochemiette.ca/newslettersubscriptionemail.html