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Ebola: A Poem For The Living

Posted by Tom Megginson | 28-10-2014 18:27 | Category: Health

Ebola: A Poem For The Living

As Ebola hemorrhagic fever slowly spreads to the west, it’s important not to forget how important it is to address the areas where it hit hardest, in several countries of West Africa.

Composer and sound engineer Andrew Huggett shared this pro bono job with me at a recent recording session in Ottawa. It’s a multinational collaborative effort to help reduce the spread of the disease through “non-coercive media for social change” according to the project’s Indo-Canadian Director, Firdaus Kharas.

The very sad, and quite lengthy, poem is presented in the voice of a young man being put into isolation as he is dying from Ebola. He pleads to his family to do everything they can to prevent others from meeting the same fate.

It may make you cry:

Ebola: A Poem for the Living (English) from United Methodist Communications on Vimeo.


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“Don’t Freak, I’m Sikh”

Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-02-2014 17:20 | Category: Religion

Pardeep Singh Bahr. Don't Freak, I'm Sikh

These are challenging times for people who live as conspicuous religious minorities. From Quebec’s proposed “Charter of Values” to American Muslim-Bashing, the pressure to conform is still a great threat to cultural diversity.

Sikh men are often the target of this xenophobia. With their turbans and the controversy about their ceremonial knives, they stand out in western countries. In the UK, noted photographer and stylist Pardeep Singh Bahr is spreading the word about what being Sikh really stands for with his video poem, “Don’t Freak I’m Sikh”:


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