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Page 30 - Fr. Jimmy Tompkins Speaking

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/8/1 (1106 reads)
 

to come out from around the comer. And the peculiar thing about this negative re? ligion is that it follows the machine all over the world and has become the week-day religion of people, no matter at what al? tar they may worship on Sunday. It was, and it is, a cult most convenient to the upholders of laissez-faire. Interference by governments or organizations of any kind were decried as taboo on the ground of being artificial, by the liberalistic junta, which, in the name of liberty, found license to rob and ruthlessly ex? ploit. The Sermon on the Mount was fine for Sundays but had no place on weekdays. When we suggest the various possible fields of Adult Education, this, to my mind, is one of them that can be explored by the multitude whose oxen have been gored for the last 150 years. To me this seems a very proper subject for Adult Edu? cation.... The main thing is that it will be done,... The program of the Antigonish Movement is broad enough and big enough to take in right thinking men of all creeds who are awakened to the gravity of the so? cial conditions today, and who have felt the desire to do something. Such men be? long to many divisions of the Christian religion, and include many who do not pro? fess to be Christians. After all, what we are all looking for, is a world where men can live. It may be, then, the unique destiny of the Adult Education Movement to bridge the breach between religion and economics--as modem Research is bridging the breach be? tween religion and science. For more readings about the Antigonish Movement in Cape Breton's Magazine, see "Father Jimmy Tompkins: the Reserve Mines Years" in Issue 16,, and "With Alex John Boudreau, Cheticamp Island" in Issue 32. Fr. M. M. Coady's book. Masters of Their Own Destiny; the Story of the Antigonish Movement of Adult Education Through Economic Cooperation, is available in French and English in local stores or from Formac Publishing Company Limited, 86 College St., Antigonish, N. S. B2G 2X7. Our thanks to Dr. Dan Maclnnes, St. Francis Xavier University, who first told us about this article, and to Dr. Teresa MacNeil, St. F. X. Extension Department, for permission to print it here. ij. lis Suppliers of Commercial Recreational Fencing 0. Box 98, King St., North Sydney, N. S. B2A 3M1 794-4773 nnGEL 'Sufifiii' 'Have our auger truck dig your holes. Cedar House Bakery and Restaurant 674-2929 OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER bread - scones - oatcakes - cookies - pies TRANS-CANADA HWY NEAR SEAL ISLAND BRIDGE /chuiciflz YOUR HOME FOR QUALITY HOME FURNISHINGS, TV, STEREO, VCR, AND APPLIANCES -cT/> CONGRATULATIONS >'''..v' SYDNEY TJ'fJcy'""' ON YOUR '''' BICENTENNIAL /chuiciflz LOW PRICE GUARANTEE SERVICE QUALITY TRUST IN CAPE BRETON FOR OVER 60 YEARS (3 SYDNEY 325 Vulcan Ave. * 539-4404 Open Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. GLACE BAY WATERBED SHOWROOM 46 Commercial St. * 849-1949 Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat: 9-5 Thu & Fri:. 9-9 ''p fUZJUilSIUlM- CHETICAMP '22A-2SA Situated on the beautiful Cabot Trail, crammed with all those little things that you forgot at home, as well as gifts, souvenirs, books, and magazines... to make your vacation even more enjoyable! Bring your sandy feet in to see us, and do have a very pleasant vacation. COMPLETE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK D. GOLDMAN & SONS LTD. . GALLANT STREET GLACE BAY, NOVA SCOTIA. THE HOME OF FINE SEAFOOD; . we have a pickup booth at the SYDNEY AIRPORT. Call us. Coast To C6ast Air Shipping • Ask For Our Price List- Phone: Plant (902) 849-5505, Night (902) 849-2705 Write: P. O. Box 160, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B1A 5V2 Telex: 019-35241 CHARGEX - MASTER CHARGE - VISA
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