Practices of Flourishing: Self-care in Ordinary and Crisis Conditions

Written by Cyanea Poon and Johanna Depenthal // “There is a time for self-care,” said Jay, getting up from the pile of blankets on the floor of the student union. “Let’s go.” I checked my phone and looked at Jay questioningly. It was the fall of 2014, a turbulent time in the United States, and … Continue reading Practices of Flourishing: Self-care in Ordinary and Crisis Conditions

Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience

Written by Veronica Pelicaric // Civil disobedience is normally understood as the refusal to follow a law that our consciousness deems unjust, harmful or in a moral sense unacceptable. The big question here is: Shall I obey the law of my state or the law of my conscience? For example, shall I pay taxes that … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience

When Civil Disobedience Becomes Necessary: The eToll Debacle

Written by Wayne Duvenage // The public protest against the introduction of an electronic tolling (eToll) system to finance an urban freeway upgrade in Gauteng - South Africa’s economic hub - is regarded as the biggest and most successful civil disobedience campaign since democracy in 1994. But how did an unjust eToll system come into … Continue reading When Civil Disobedience Becomes Necessary: The eToll Debacle