Entries by Beacon

Apr-30-2017: Compassion in Troubling Times

Compassion in Troubling Times Guest Speaker: Heather Talbot Service Coordinators: Nancy Rupert and Janet Pivnick Recent world events have left Unitarians feeling a sense of despair and seeking ways to support and catalyze change. Yet some may wonder how to participate in social justice without burning out or giving in to despair. Join us this […]


Compassion in the workplace Brigit Atkinson, Sita Sahasrabudhe and David Jordan Service coordinator: Joan Morris With the theme of compassion this month, three Beaconites will explore their experience of compassion working in the caring professions. Brigit Atkinson, a registered clinical counsellor and trauma therapist; Sita Sahasrabudhe, a support worker; and David Jordan, a wheelchair technician, […]

Apr-9-2017: Compassion: Our Interrelated Lives

Compassion: Our Interrelated Lives Sarah Hong, Susan Millar, Janet Pivnick and Marilyn Medén Beacon writers Sarah Hong, Susan Millar, Janet Pivnick and Marilyn Medén will go deeply into their own and others’ experience of compassion, to give us food for thought and action.

Apr-2-2017: The Power of Compassion

The Power of Compassion Sandy Burpee Compassion is a powerful emotion, but does it always lead us in the right direction? Today we will explore the nature of compassion and consider its intersection with the ethical treatment of others. A long time Beacon member, Sandy has chaired the Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group since […]

Mar-19-2017: Failing at Simplicity

Failing at Simplicity Rev. Debra Thorne As a country and as a culture, Canadians are the most wasteful, indulgent and neglectful in the world. We have been called environmental laggards. Knowing this doesn’t seem to make a difference. How do we encourage a sea-change in our relationship with earth and technological resources? I suggest our […]