6) In Bernie Glassman's case, what bearing witness
means is simply to sit in places that are centers or cores of suffering.
At the time of Anzaldua's death, they were co-editing Bearing Witness
, Reading Lives: Imagination, Creativity, and Cultural Change.
In this last section, Lynn Berry offers a particularly provocative assessment of the tone and content of Pierre Boucher's 1664 natural history of Canada as bearing witness
t o the personal "hybridization" of this twenty-seven-year resident of Canada, and the discursive "hybridization" of his representation of Canada's flora and fauna (224, 227).
is an especially heroic--and costly--form of personal activism.
Finet, "During the retreat, Christ the Light of the world is revealed, a light which is taught and a light which is lived by the whole community bearing witness
He also wrote to British military chaplains serving in the Persian Gulf, telling them, "You stand in a long and honourable tradition of Christians bearing witness
to the love of Christ in hard and dangerous places.
The problem is that by saying nothing, by refusing to take the risk of coming out and bearing witness
to the reality of their lives, they are adding to the impression that they are all somehow shameful and guilty, denying us the witnesses we need and powerfully undermining both their own cause and the cause of gay liberation.