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I am in Distress

Posted on: Nov 01, 2017

By: Roy Berkenbosch Source: http://inallthings.org/i-am-in-distress/ My sister received news of the accident that claimed suddenly and shockingly the life of her youngest child, my nephew Doug, on the…

Omar Khadr, The King's University, and Micah 6:8

Posted on: Nov 01, 2017

By: Roy Berkenbosch  Source: http://dojustice.crcna.org/ Editor’s introduction: Omar Khadr, an Afghan-Canadian, is accused of having thrown the grenade that killed American Sergeant Christopher Speer…

There are not Two Sides

Posted on: Oct 31, 2017

By: Kate Kooyman Source: https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/01/05/there-arent-two-sides/   “…ignorance can often be propagated under the guise of balanced debate.” Sometimes there just…

Faith and Science Working Together on Climate Change

Posted on: Oct 30, 2017

“When science can show that the poorest among us are suffering first and worst from human-induced climate change, religions can motivate people of faith to care and to act.” Is climate change the…

The papal obsession with getting close and concrete

Posted on: Oct 30, 2017

The Pope’s “El Pais” interview was about many things yet mainly about one: the need for the Church to be close to people, and concrete. Francis is convinced that the greatest threat to the contemporary…

Prayer for Peace

Posted on: Oct 29, 2017

PRAYER FOR PEACE A poem by Melle Huizenga Baghdad, Kabul, ParisPalestine, Kosovo, BeirutSyria, Iraq, Kinshasa, DamascasThe names are music conjuring up exotic historyBut the reality is a bitter windWhistling…

Overcoming Evil with Good

Posted on: Oct 29, 2017

This sermon was preached by Tim Chesterton, Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network Vice-Chair, at the recent Prayer Service for Peace at McDougall United Church on Remembrance Day, November 11th 2015. In the…

Nelson Mandela & Truth and Reconciliation by Stephen Martin

Posted on: Oct 28, 2017

Last month, St. George’s Anglican Church was privileged to host local politician and aboriginal activist Lewis Cardinal after Sunday Eucharist. What I found striking about his talk was the way he narrated…

Great TRC Letter from the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue

Posted on: Oct 28, 2017

Dear churches of the Christian Reformed Church in Canada, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will be drawing to a close in Ottawa at the start of June. As the TRC has journeyed across the country…

A Blog Reflection on the trip to Bangladesh

Posted on: Oct 26, 2017

Bangladesh: the context for transformative development To understand the context in which transformational development is taking place as well as appreciating its impact at the community level, a brief…

Raising the Roof Campaign

Posted on: Oct 26, 2017

Check out their great posters. http://www.raisingtheroof.org/

Debt and Forgetting

Posted on: Oct 26, 2017

In light of our upcoming conference on consumerism, here’s a good read from the U of A’s Parkland Institute: The Debt Crisis: A case of false memory syndrome by Trevor Harrison “The acclaimed author,…

The History of Poverty

Posted on: Oct 26, 2017

In this article for GEEZ magazine titled “The History of Poverty”, Vandana Shiva counters Jeffery Sachs’ approach to the causes of and solutions to poverty, claiming that the history of poverty…

... Sound Familiar?

Posted on: Oct 26, 2017

The Development Set From Graham Hancock’s book “Lords of Poverty”   Excuse me, friends, I must catch my jet- I’m off to join the Development Set; My bags are packed, and I’ve got all my shots,…

Would Jesus want to be a part of Christmas today?

Posted on: Oct 25, 2017

Jim Wallis from Sojourners magazine writes a critique on Fox New’s war on Christmas – which he argues isn’t worth claiming for the Christian faith anymore. “The Real War on Christmas…by Fox…

Roy Berkenbosch Honoured as a ROOPF 2014 Finalist

Posted on: Oct 25, 2017

We are very proud because last week Roy Berkenbosch was honoured as a ROOPF 2014 finalist by Homeward Trust. The event took place at the Westin downtown. ROOPF, in case you don’t know, stands for “Recognizing…

Deep Creek Poetry Book. Order now.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2017

Deep Creek is a book of poetry and photography that tells the story of a journey to Quebrada Honda, Honduras, while exploring the themes of time, change, and love. To order your copy, click here: This…

Becoming Courageous Christians

Posted on: Oct 25, 2017

By: Kurt Van Beek Fearless Love in Tegucigalpa’s Most Violent Neighborhood PRISM magazine recently featured this article by AJS co-founder Kurt Ver Beek on how brave Christians reduced crime by 80%…