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Glory Brighter Than Burning Napalm: Dance in the Face of Violence By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D

Glory Brighter Than Burning Napalm: Dance in the Face of Violence By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. As the world mourns the death of Father Daniel Berrigan, SJ, priest, poet, and prophet of peace, let us remember that Carla De

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Historic Notes by Toni’ Intrvaia Fall 2013

From the Sacred Dance Guild Journal, Winter 1982-1983 Volume XXV, Number 2 The Jewish Dance Mystique by Evelyn Helper “..In the secular, as well as the religious regimen of the Chassidic community, dance became an indispensable part of any gathering.

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Historic Notes Spring 2012 by Toní Intravaia

From the Sacred Dance Guild Newsletter Fall 1975, Volume 19, Number 1 The Significance of Religion in the Dance by Wincie Ann Carruth It is necessary to formulate a definition of religion. Havelock Ellis says that the quintessential core of

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Historical Note Fall 2011

From the Sacred Dance Guild’s Newsletter Winter 1978, Volume XV, No 2   “Calling” from Lotus Light by Ruth St. Denis The Gods have meant That I should dance, And by the Gods I will! For in some mystic hour

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Catholics Can’t Dance? By Kathryn Mihelick

Some of you may recall my effort to get the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to affirm the use of dance as an appropriate, desirable, and affective form for worship. This effort began in 2001 and is still

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Historical Notes Spring 2011 by Toni Intravaia

A Time for Sacred Dance by Ruth Rayton: “Dance, the response of man to life-meanings, is one of the most basic expressions of the total person. Paul Tillich has said, ‘Religion is man’s total response to his creator. The sacred

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Historic Notes by Toní Intravaia

From the Sacred Dance Guild Newsletter, Volume I, Fall 1958 I Demand of the Dance by Jean Miller: “I demand of the Dance—more than any of the other arts—that it reveals the God in man. Not merely the scientific and

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