“Homeless” by Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the Peace Song of the Day for January 30th. This is a powerful piece for reflection on social justice and the need to care of our neighbors. The song also reflects on the tenuousness of the material world for ourselves and our own families. Plus, it is beautiful to listen to, and resonates with spirituality and the depth of other cultures.
“There But For Fortune” by Phil Ochs is the Peace Song of the Day for November 1, 2011. Yes…I am posting this the next day, because I was recalcitrant and did not post yesterday! You can find this song on page 186 of the Rise Up Singing songbook.
This song is dedicated to the community at Liberty Square, who are dealing with an influx of homeless people and other people from the community who need support. This will be a trying time for Occupy Wall Street. Hope they will handle it with compassion and grace.