The privilege of silence

Having access to it is not evil, but we do run the risk of turning it into an idol.

The street is noisy. She laughed gently and said that they called themselves "fiscal vegetarians," noting that because they depended so much on the generosity of their neighbors, they could not afford to be self-righteous about their diet. Those of us who enjoy access to silence have been given a gift, and so we do well carefully to consider how to use it.

I enjoyed a nice cup of tea this afternoon, reading updates about these tragedies in the comfort of my apartment on the top floor of a building nestled into an all too familiar Pleasantville-esque neighborhood.

The Privilege of Silence

Does it break your heart? As we sipped our cups of tea, we chatted about my family, my work, her ministry, and books we each thought the other would enjoy. Do you hear the weeping? Otherwise, our silence can become a theater for spiritual narcissism, which sounds like hell to me.

My silence has caused pain. Or I can and let it sink in. Either way, there are no repercussions for me.

And then she said something that electrified me almost as much as learning about "fiscal vegetarianism" did all those years ago. I learned a hard lesson last fall. She spends most of her time attending to refugees, men on death row, and the occasional homeless person who wanders in to the church—a living example of being a "doer" of the word and not just a "hearer" James 1: But we need to be engaged, somehow, with at least one other person whose life choices are markedly different from our own.

Keep scrolling through to something more "entertaining", something to distract and push the story to the back of my mind? I am convinced that silence can bring blessing to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, educational level, or religious affiliation.

People are losing their lives. But for many of us, contemplative practice presupposes that we have resources at our disposal—for example, the leisure time to devote a half hour or more each day to silence, and the psycho-emotional maturity to engage in such a discipline in a healthy way.

I am increasingly convinced that contemplative spirituality must be embedded in some form of social ministry—of building relationships with persons who may not have the privileges we enjoy.

I run around telling people they need silence in their lives and we do, we all do. Makes justifications for injustice?Steve Salky and Paul Hynes's The Privilege of Silence is an exceptional compilation and incisive analysis of the complex, inconsistent body of case law that has developed around the Fifth Amendment.

Their book is an indispensable tool for. My silence has caused pain. My complacency has bred injustice. My privilege has blinded my eyes and heart in ways I could have never realized if I had not chosen to pay attention, to listen, to look, and to learn.

This is not about my goodness or thoughtfulness. This is not about me, at least not in those ways. Not today.

The Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections Against Self-Incrimination

Hopefully not ever. How Should China Establish The Privilege of Silence System in Criminal Proceedings? Wenxuan Ma 1. The origin and the connotations of the Privilege of Silence. "Miranda warning" originated from a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in an year-old girl was kidnapped and raped, she identified that it was Miranda who did that.

The Privilege of Silence organizes the relevant case law so that lawyers may advise and represent their clients by focusing on the practical aspects of Fifth Amendment assertions in all proceedings.

For many of us, silence is a choice we're at leisure to make. How do we practice a silence that is more than spiritual narcissism? The Privilege of Silence has 1 rating and 1 review. This book explains the contours of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in practi 4/5(1).

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