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Tune in for a repeat broadcast of part 2 of this award-winning program. In 2009, Tapestry won the prestigious Wilbur Award from the New York based Religion Communicators Council for Soul in the City.
The idea has been around for a very long time. You want to get in touch with your soul? You go to the countryside. To the mountains. To the sea. You go to a cave! And you go by yourself.
This is an idea with a long and glorious lineage - but what if it's wrong? After all, it was Michelangelo who once said, "I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all." Mary Hynes
visits Toronto architect Brigitte Shim
in her home, which is tucked into a Toronto laneway, to talk about how the most sacred spaces in cities can be the abandoned places. And Dallas psychoanalyst Gail Thomas
tells us how cities can have 'soul-wounds'; Dallas's is the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr. She says those collective wounds can help people understand what it takes to heal the human spirit. We'll hear from listeners too - about where they find soul in the city.