January 24, 2015 Editor

David Cayley of CBC Ideas for over 30 years Presents…

Greetings all.

About 25 years ago, I wrote to David Cayley in response to a CBC Ideas series broadcast on the program by that name. (CBC is Canada’s public broadcasting network). It was a series of interviews with noted Norwegian criminologist Nils Christie. I wrote to Cayley, expressing my appreciation. That began a friendship that has endured.

Cayley retired in 2012.

I amongst others (I’m sure) encouraged him to make his hundreds of hours of CBC Ideas programmes accessible to the world, since some but most were inaccessible on the CBC Ideas website. He has begun that project that may be found here: David Cayley

He has indicated a willingness to lecture out here this year, likely under the auspices of the University of the Fraser Valley. We’ll see.

He formed a close friendship with Ivan Illich many years ago. Two series of interviews are on his website already. But Cayley’s output has been wide-ranging and massive: 24 hours for instance on How To Think About Science, and 12 hours total on a series initially planned as a single unit, but divided into two: After Atheism and The Myth of the Secular.

Eventually, Cayley intends to make the entire corpus of his work over 30 years available. He is a generous person. There is no cost to sit back and enjoy. A friend called the website a (rare) “treasure trove.” I so heartily agree. For thinkers I have read, he takes their thought and while not “dumbing down” (well, maybe he really does for me!), makes it even clearer. That is a unique gift. Another so gifted comes to mind: C.S. Lewis.

Pleasant listening – and interacting.

P.S. Here is a brief online profile by him: David Cayley

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

Kairos means a highly significant historical moment. We are in one this year (2020), given:

— a worldwide pandemic

— worldwide anti-racism protests

— an attempted coup by U.S. President Trump–that affects the entire world.

The very busy kairos post you may wish to click on is:

Cornel West Says ‘Neo-Fascist Gangster’ Trump and Neoliberal Democrats Expose America as ‘Failed Social Experiment’

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