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UCC Media Justice Update

Media Violence Fast Reflection - Mindful Consumption

We hope you are having a good media violence fast.  As part of the fast, we are sharing a few reflections for our participants to enhance the meaning during the week.  Don't forget to also take a look at our resources page

The teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh have a profound impact on me for many years.  In one of  his teachings, he talks about mindful consumption.  We not only consume food, we also consume violence through watching violent movies and playing violent video games.  I had always been affected by watching violent films and it would take a long time to shake the images, loud noises, watching people being killed.  So I decided to stop watching them.  It was not hard at all and outside of  going to the latest "Star Trek" films (that is very hard to give up) I've given up watching violence all together and it's a relief for my whole system.  -- Rev. Julia Jarvis, UCC minister

-- UCC's media justice ministry, OC Inc.

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