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Robben Island Rock Pit

This issue’s cover photo, by Cetta Kenney, depicts the notorious limestone quarry, “the rock pit,” which was the hard-labor site where prisoners like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and others toiled.

The limestone quarry was used for hard labour of maximum security prisoners like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. The constant exposure to blinding sun and limestone rock dust exacted an awful toll on Mandela and his confreres. Today, visitors to the Robben Island facility, now a museum, can experience a brief taste of the daily horror of life on Robben Island. Mandela spent 18 years there, before being transferred to more civilized imprisonment at Pollsmoor Prison and, later, Victor Verster Prison.

December 2013

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| editorial |
Madiba – Forgiveness and Justice
Jim Kenney

| creative encounters |
50 Years of Honest to God an experiment in progressive Christian thought
Alan Race

The Sacred Wheel vow and blessing
Jim Kenney

Rethinking Religious Tradition and Authority in the Postmodern World
Hoon Chang Yau

Servant and Slave love and evil in Shakespeare’s Othello
Herbert Bronstein

Personality Development in Islam
Mohammad Habib

Silence, Simplicity and Sacredness
Buddhist and Catholic monasticism in contemporary film
Wai Kit Ow Yeong

| sacred spaces |
Visiting the Rothko Chapel, Houston
Allan Bell

| voices of youth |
Build a Life as a Work of Art
Abraham Joshua Heschel’s message to young people
Harold Kasimow

| focus on the interreligious movement |
Building Peace in the Holy Land
Yehuda Stolov

| in review |

| poetry |
William Ernest Henley

Who am I?
Fatima Imam

This is what you shall do...
Walt Whitman

| prayers and meditation |
Nothing worth doing…
Reinhold Niebuhr

The most amazing day
E.E. Cummings

Where the mind is without fear
Rabindranath Tagore

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