With a focus on the practice of compassion as an indispensable tool for nonviolent conflict resolution in the 21st century, the Charter for Compassion launched a new blog by Aberjhani on February 3, 2017.
"The timing of the launch," said the author, "could not be better as we are seeing escalations of contentious engagements at just about every level in every area of human activity."
The first blog entry, Considering Strategic Advantages of Compassion in 2017, was co-published at Bright Skylark Literary Productions. However, the new Charter blog will feature primarily original posts like the following:
The blog also showcases a series of digital posters illustrating central themes and principle values demonstrated by Charter for Compassion.
The organization, founded by noted author and compassion advocate Karen Armstrong, has long hosted blogs by contributors interested in helping to resolve humanity's most pressing challenges by means that promote sustainable coexistence. These include: "street therapist" David Breaux, author John Smelcer, photographer Steve Kaye, a TED ED Blog of Charter Stories, and a Women and Girls Blog.
Aberjhani has previously contributed articles to the organization's Voices Education Project and is one of its Arts Partners. On top of the current intensified political polarization in America, the need to increase responsiveness globally to such issues as climate change, domestic violence, and ending the education divide prompted the author to accept Charter for Compassion's invitation to publish the new blog.
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The moments shared here are about examining options and making choices. Contrary to what headlines scream about hate crimes, addiction to war, and self-defeating terrorism, humanity has a lot more going for it.
We still know how to exercise intelligence that heals lives instead of toxic nihilism that destroys it. We know how to practice compassion, create beauty, and savor Love.
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May 29, 2016, marks the 8th anniversary of the publication of Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, which made its public debut at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia (USA). In honor of that event and as a tribute to the one-of-a-kind ekphrasis book’s co-creator, the late Luther E. Vann, a 3-part essay series has been posted in author Aberjhani’s national cultural arts column hosted on the Anschutz Company’s Digital Clarity Group Examiner platform.
The first installment of the essay features a video on the collection of African-American art housed at the Telfair Museum and Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah. The second part includes a video of contemporary African-American artists discussing the different racial and professional barriers they had to overcome while developing their craftsmanship. The third presents footage on the life and music of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, whose creative aesthetics inspired Vann in his pursuits.
Lastly, posted with each installment is an original Postered Poetics art title graphic by Aberjhani. Each art graphic is representative of different aspects of Vann’s creative strategies and practices. Readers can enjoy the separate installments, such the third featured at the top of this post, or the first or second below, by clicking on the corresponding image: