A Word From Margie I

25th October 2004 Here it is, just days before one of the most significant presidential elections in my lifetime. Don’t things seem strangely quiet – like America is asleep- or in some kind of suspended animation? Quite odd. Not everyone is asleep though. There are strong stirrings and agitation in this eerie silence. I spent all yesterday facilitating a labyrinth walk for hundreds of open-hearted people who attended A Day of Meditation and Prayer for Peace in San Francisco. This event, sponsored by Cheri Huber of Living Compassion, also included Sylvia Boorstein, Michael Lerner and Lakota Harden among others. Several of us spoke with urgency about the real threat facing… Read More

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23rd October 2004

23rd October 2004 If we don’t change the direction we’re going, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed. — Chinese proverb   When I wake up on November 3, regardless of the results, I want to feel that I did all I could to affect the outcome of this critical presidential election. Rather than wring my hands and whine, I have joined hundreds of thousands of Americans who have decided to take action. Here are some efforts I have joined that fill me with energy and hope as November 2 looms in the near future: I have contributed $ and helped raise $150,000 “LGBT” money for John Kerry’s campaign… Read More

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Standing Between Two Giants…

7th May 2004 As your read this message I am somewhere in Scotland. I’m still reabsorbing… For some thoughts on the March For Women’s Lives, click here. Believe me when I tell you that making this turnaround from Washington, DC back to Berkeley, CA and then on to Scotland for a month-long pilgrimage in a four-day period has been some serious gear-shifting. And.. I am deeply grateful for the opportunities that have put me here. I want to share one such singular opportunity I had over the March weekend. Those of you who are familiar with my work over the last thirty years will appreciate this. I attended a Barbara… Read More

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9th November 2004

9th November 2004 This is one thing I know: the antidote to fear and despair is action! Here are some websites we can check in with in the next weeks that are thinking forward. I urge you to stay connected. MoveOn – an online grassroots network of two million progressive activists dedicated to democratic participation. Builds electronic advocacy groups while providing information and tools to help individuals be more effective politically. Sends out email Action Alerts. United for Peace and Justice – a coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose the Bush administration’s policy of permanent warfare and… Read More

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Community Labyrinth Peace Work

23rd April 2004 Margie Adam continues her work with the labyrinth in 2004. As a member of the steering committee of the East Bay Labyrinth Project, she and numerous others are organizing to bring a stone labyrinth to an accessible public place in Berkeley, CA. If you are interested in experiencing this ancient walking meditation tool, please join her and a growing community of men, women and children EVERY Third Sunday at 3pm at Willard School on Telegraph and Derby Streets in Berkeley.

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