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With is Love, After All, with Pádraig Ó Tuama

With is Love, After All, with Pádraig Ó Tuama

Welcome to intimate, one-on-one conversations with people from various walks of life, as we revisit one of the most iconic and fascinating ideas in history, an idea so strong it can change our world in crisis: Love.Today, we listen to Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian and the host of ‘Poetry Unbound’ from On Being Studios.The current pandemic has dramatically increased our anxiety, as we’re propelled into an unknown world, without a new narrative to guide us and add meaning to our lives. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting 40 million adults over the age of 18.When our habits are disrupted, our jobs are disappearing, our relationships are tested, and our truths are questioned, we wonder, what remains? When everything has gone haywire and nothing makes sense anymore, what’s left is love. But, how do we define love after all is gone? Love is more than a feeling that a person has for another person. It’s an intimate relationship between ourselves and the world. So, when that world is breaking apart, what is love, after all?About our Speaker: Pádraig Ó Tuama is the host of ‘Poetry Unbound’ from On Being Studios. He is a poet and theologian and his work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community. Padrait’s published work incorporates poetry _Readings from the Book of Exile [longlisted for the Polari Prize 2013]; Sorry for your Troubles_, prose (In The Shelter) and theology “Daily Prayer” with an upcoming book called “Borders and Belonging” scheduled for Nov 2021. https://onbeing.org/series/poetry-unbound/http://www.padraigotuama.com/Photo credit: Trevor Brady

Duration: 28 min

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