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Know Fear: Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear

Know Fear: Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010

(Fall 2010) All around us people are afraid, and we are too. Some fears are well founded, but many are not. And yet fear can paralyze us into inaction and make us indifferent to the needs of others. Fear…

Home (not so) Sweet Homeless

Home (not so) Sweet Homeless

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010

(Winter 2010) Today, we are confronted with many daunting statistics related to our idea of home. In Edmonton there are over 3,000 homeless individuals living on the streets, a number projected to double…

Identity & Technology

Identity & Technology

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009

(Fall 2009) Think about IT—identity and technology are inextricably linked in today’s society. Whether we view technology as a necessary evil or integral part of our everyday existence, we are defined…

Remembering the Children

Remembering the Children

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009

(Winter 2009) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has issued an apology to Aboriginal communities expressing sorrow for the ill treatment suffered by many children in Indian Residential Schools. The painful…

The Invisible Dignity Project

The Invisible Dignity Project

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008

(Fall 2008) The theme for this I.S. conference was inspired by the Invisibly Dignity Art Exhibit. Featuring artists from across Canada, the exhibit portrayed people who are often overlooked and marginalized…

Thought For Food

Thought For Food

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008

(Winter 2008) Food security, eating habits, global poverty, climate change - all of these issues were "on the table" at the "THOUGHT FOR FOOD" conference.  Speakers included Cathy Campbell (author of…