On Seeking Forgiveness and Reconciliation -- Wesley Clark Jr. and the Lakota Nation

Although RogueMoney.net is an economics focused site, what sets us apart from many other sites in this field is that we don't lose sight of the spiritual dimensions to geoeconomic conflicts. One of the things that will be necessary to build a new world from the ashes of the failing fiat-fueled bonfire is forgiveness, followed by reconciliation.

One example of that occurred this past week, when a group of Army veterans, including four year veteran Wesley Clark Junior, joined weeks-long protests that helped to convince the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny an easement for part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Clark Jr., who has worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, spoke on camera, asking the Lakota Nation for forgiveness on behalf of the U.S. Army, which historically forced the tribe onto their present Standing Rock reservation straddling the North-South Dakota state line.

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A Prayer for Holy Rus: The Deeper Meaning of Putin and Patriarch Kirill at Athos

A Prayer for Holy Rus: The Deeper Meaning of Putin and Patriarch Kirill at Athos

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias Kirill (Gundyayev) are celebrating the Divine Liturgy at Mount Athos in Greece Saturday to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of a Russian monastic presence on the Holy Mountain. Unlike Putin's visit in 2005 (see the photo above) when he became the first Russian head of state to visit the ancient monastic republic, this visit comes at a time when Europe is faced with a migratory and economic crisis, in the shadow of a rumored war with Russia.

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