Radical Joy Revealed
August 23, 2017

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places. We hope you'll enjoy these doorways into places that are both familiar and surprising, and we welcome your suggestions, stories, and photos. Click here to subscribe. 

Women in solidarity on Westminster Bridge
Women of different faiths stand in solidarity with Muslims on London's Westminster Bridge after the terrorist attack in March. Photo by Giles Whiteley
Hatred and its terrible expressions are in the news a lot these days.
What we often don't hear about is the ways in which people compassionately and bravely reach out to one another when times are tough.
Shortly after a siege in a café in Sydney, Australia, when 18 people were taken captive, one woman, Tessa Kum, read a Twitter post from an Islamic woman who had stopped wearing the hijab in public because she didn't feel safe. Kum tweeted back, "If you don't feel safe alone, I'll ride with you." Those words started a hashtag and a movement in the city.
And in London, after four people were killed by terrorists on Westminster Bridge, women and men of different faiths formed a human chain across the bridge.
Humans reaching out to other humans in heartfelt ways... this, too, is radical joy for hard times. Practicing attention, compassion, and brave creativity in damaged places reminds us of all we are capable of doing to help other people. And reaching out to people in need opens us up to finding and making beauty for the places we love. 
To read other stories of how people in Australia, England, Paris, and Bali have responded with kindness to terrorist attacks in their cities, see the May 24, 2017 on-line edition of Positive News.

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Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global community of people dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth. 
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