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Ireland is traditionally known as ‘the land of saints and scholars’. As I planned how I could bring joy to wounded places, I wondered if in more recent times it is becoming ‘the land of tragic deaths and murders’. I started out on my journey thinking of families and communities who were affected forever by murder.
As I walked, I thought also of a news item I had seen the previous evening on BBC News in which a child was rescued following a bombing in Sierra. He had been sleeping in his bed when the attack took place. Rubble completely covered him and he was pulled out by rescuers, directed by his siblings’ cries. He was rushed to hospital and incredibly survived. The story of his survival offered me hope in the midst of distressing and deeply sad news at home and abroad.
Although I like to think that taking my Climate Change Communication class is a rewarding journey, I know that can also be emotionally taxing. We spend the entire semester talking about climate change, obviously, so [...]
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