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Restore Not Wreck

All of us, at one time or another, call out for justice to be done. We want things to be done fairly. Of course, it depends on your point of view as to how justice is to be done. On television, the reality judge shows reveal the completely different stories that are to be decided. …

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Finding Peace

Jean Vanier wrote a book all about finding peace, aptly named just that. As the world struggles to figure out what finding peace looks like globally, it is often hard to also know what it looks like for us in the day-to-day. The following excerpt from Vanier’s book is a great reminder for us as …

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Shamrocks & Justice

Nowadays, St Patrick’s Day is green drinks, food, clothes and parties. But did you know St Patrick had a strong connection to many that we work with? When he was 16 years old he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Ireland. He was a victim of labour trafficking, forced to work without pay. When …

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Volunteering For Peace

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” – Romans 14:19 This weekend, which marked 100 years since the end of World War I, we remember the countless who fought for peace for their countries. Of the 619, 636 Canadians, over half of them volunteered to join the effort. They volunteered to …

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Why Hope?

Why? Why Hope? I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. (Rudyard Kipling) CBC has an investigative television show called W5. It is based on the 5 questions that are asked in almost any investigation. The first four …

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The Anchor of Hope

In our world, it seems that our experience, from the highest to the lowest, the richest to the poorest, fittest to challenged, is determined by the bottom line. Everything has a cost and these costs must be constantly reduced to improve the bottom line. The budget is a constant concern. As governments cut services, there …

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Peace & Palm Branches

“See, your King comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey…He will proclaim peace to the nations” – Zechariah 9:9-10 Yesterday, Palm Sunday, marked the beginning of Holy Week. Christians around the world follow Jesus’ final footsteps to the cross in an effort to remind us of the beautiful example and …

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Advent Week 2: PEACE

As we light the second of the four outer candles on our Advent wreath, we are reminded that as Christmas draws nearer, the light of this new candle drives darkness even further into the distance. This second candle is the ‘peace’ candle. Christmas is about celebrating the arrival, the birthday, of the Prince of Peace. …

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