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Democracy Now Interviews Matthew Fox about the Pope's Resignation

With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and emergence of Pope Francis we turn to a former Catholic priest Matthew Fox.  In this interview with Democracy Now, Matthew Fox chronicles his story and provides sage advice in his most recent book, The Pope’s War.

Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox.org
Matthew Fox is Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox.organ activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox
Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox.org
Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and
Join Matthew April 26 – 27 at his Vancouver Workshop, Hildegard & The Mystics, illuminate your heart-centred path of transformation and awaken your inner mystic

Our People – Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon, Hollyhock Board Chair, was recently featured in Blue & Green Tomorrow, a UK-based news site that focuses on businesses that balance the needs of the planet, its people and prosperity.

‘We need investment that prioritises long-term wellbeing for people and planet’
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 By Blue & Green Tomorrow

Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” So how would the threat of death affect your outlook on life? For Joel Solomon, president of Renewal Partners, it spurred him on to use his business and investment nous to help create a better future for generations to come.

A number of family members, including his father, had died of polycystic kidney disease – where cysts form in the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged. And when he himself was diagnosed with the condition in his early 20s, doctors said he could die very soon – or he could live a long life.

Read the full article, here.

SVI Hollyhock Alumni Featured at TEDx Vancouver

On October 21, 2013, Hollyhock Social Venture Institute participants were some of the many 2,300 brought together for a day of ideas worth spreading for TEDx Vancouver.  The Social Venture Institute community was well-represented, with SVI participants Joel SolomonJohn IzzoMark Brand and John Bromley each taking the stage to deliver the talks of their lives.

If you missed it in person, the videos of their talks have just been released:

A Journey of Mortality, Renewal & Ethical Investment: Joel Solomon at TEDxVancouver

The Impact of an Unconventional Solution: Mark Brand at TEDxVancouver

Disrupting the World of Charity: John Bromley at TEDxVancouver

The Defining Moment for a Generation-In-Waiting: Dr. John Izzo at TEDxVancouver

Krishna Das Performs at Grammy Awards

Check out Krishna Das, past Hollyhock Presenter, live at the Grammy Awards in February 2013

Never Ski Alone

By Lisl Dennis

“Every breath you take, every move you make.” Sting’s tune is spinning on
The Bridge, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, as I bucket back up to Wolf Creek, CO
for an incoming end of season blizzard. For sure, there’s a StoryShard with
every breath, every step and every move we make.
Perhaps not exactly what Sting has in mind, but amazing how tunes and lyrics kick in to trigger the imagination. For me, snow storms invites movement,
music, insights – and anecdotal personal stories. I don’t always hear the tune or get the message in everyday moment-to-moment life, but skiing does open me
to StoryShards from the Slopes. As Sting affirms: “I’ll be watching you.” It’s about what we watch for and listen to while skiing. For the whole story click here.
This trip to The Wolf, I must return the pyrex dish from an early season, long-frozen cherry pie. Yes, I get a fresh one from the Wolf Creek baker every time
I ski at this secret powder stash in Southern Colorado. Thereby hangs a StoryShard!

Hope to make it to Whistler again next ski season.

 

Lisl Dennis is a worldwide travel and decorative arts photographer, travel writer, television host and international tour leader storyshards.info