In the struggle to oppose hate, and to replace it with fierce love and compassion, it’s necessary ─ though often or usually stressful ─ to remain awake, watchful, hopeful.
One way to remain awake and hopeful is through the arts. Below there are links to six pieces of artistic creativity. All contain music, and all contain elements of drama and theatrical performance.
The countries of origin include France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.
An illustrated talk (about 20 minutes) about the power of music to transform lives, yours, mine, everyone’s – HERE
Light in dark times
A sermon in December 2018 beginning and ending with affirmations of Bono’s song There is a Light, written after the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 – HERE
Happiness – and watch out !
Animated film (about four minutes) that takes a wry look at doomed searches for well-being, fulfilment and bliss somewhere apart from where we actually live – HERE
TV celebration of inclusive choreography, everyone but everyone special, November 2018 – HERE
Joy in the public square
That famous dream of shared humanity and world community, adopted as the anthem of the European Union – HERE
I didn’t die, says he
‘What they forgot to kill went on to organise’, the unending a luta continua onwards and upwards to justice , and to positive peace – HERE
If there is a light
We can’t always see
If there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Now we shouldn’t doubt
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out
Hold on, Hold on.