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Arts and Healing

At Meeting for Worship last week, the role of the arts in healing physical, psychic and spiritual trauma inspired several of the messages.

“Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.”- Paul Robeson

Inspired by a member’s visit to the Paul Robeson House and the great man himself

 "Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization's radical voice." -Paul Robeson. (Art work © 2017 Melinda Yin)

“Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.” -Paul Robeson. (Art work © 2017 Melinda Yin)

Army turns to Greek tragedy to help troops open up about PTSD

Greek drama for healing trauma, and the importance of Bearing Witness. A performance for members of 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment saw actors use sections of fifth century BC plays by Sophocles to try to get soldiers to talk about issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

 

 

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