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This message from Le Petit Journal has been retweeted across the world following the Paris terrorist attacks, and there is a reason why it moves us. It echoes a poster message once displayed in the Chartres Cathedral: Violence destroys, but only love creates life.” It is a fitting response of a nation that has been the creative crucible for much of Western civilization.
Physicians, psychiatrists,social scientists, researchers, academics, nurse educators,activists, dramatists and poets, visual artists, professional musicians, teachers, adult educators, social workers, mental health professionals, counselors, chaplains, therapists, students, as well as those involved in education, health policy and social change, universities,schools of education, colleges, leading medical schools, hospitals and health organizations in Canada the U.S. and internationally.
Over the last ten years I have sought to advance the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice while building a knowledge base supporting and informing professionals about the research and varied methodologies and how we work creatively across disciplines to offer hope for change and improve quality of life for individuals and communities.
Imploring us to share something of the spiritus mundi, Mike framed much of his presentation in David Byrne’s ‘slow dawning insight about creation,’ that ‘context is everything.’ Urging us to consider Bevan’s collective commitment to social habits and offering the best we can give to society, he subverted the context of health and safety from authoritative and risk-averse control, to caring for each other.