Posts made in March, 2021

Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada (APOC)

, March 21, 2021

APOC is the Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada.  APOC sends semi-annual mailings to thirty-one federal prisons with this invitation to prisoners:  “Find out about anthroposophy and how it can benefit your life.  Upon your request, receive a packet of introductory anthroposophical materials, a book, or a correspondence course, all free of charge.”   Inspired by Fred Janney, founder of the American anthroposophical prison outreach, Tim Nadelle initiated APOC in 2017. Over the past three years, Tim established a set of practices for prison contact and evolved the content for mailings.  Tim says, “If we reach even one prisoner, we will have made a difference.”   Now it’s time to pass the initiative on.  Raun Griffiths will take over as of January 2021.  Raun was also motivated by Fred Janney’s Ottawa talk in 2016.  She says, “Prisoners are far less likely to bump into anthroposophy than those of us with...

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From the World Society On Seeking the School

, March 16, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada,   We have all experienced the weight in our souls of an imposed distance between us throughout this past year. Reflecting on this absence awakens an awareness of how we have taken for granted our ability to come together as fellow students of anthroposophy. We can appreciate how the life that we share in our groups, these common strands that are incorporated into our lives, give our lives meaning. This shared sense of life’s significance has become the chapel that we return to, ever and again, to renew our orientation to a world that at times seems without order. The gift of being together in our groups, supporting each other’s quest for understanding that anthroposophy provides, has become an anchor in the unsettled waters of contemporary life. This is the loss we have experienced over this past year. The...

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