Amplify

The answer to injustice starts not with speaking but with listening, amplifying voices that need to be heard…

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COMIC: Urgency

Today around the world there were rallies calling for the world leaders meeting in Paris for the 21st time to discuss the climate, to actually do something about climate change. As one speaker said today at Ottawa’s pre-march rally, “It’s not a good thing that we’re at COP21.”  Canada sent the world’s “hottest leader,” which […]

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Sunny Ways

Hope. Today Ottawa was simply oozing with it. I even witnessed a few conservatives confess excitement. Hope. “Sunny Ways” are what Justin Trudeau promised in his acceptance speech on election night. Today he was sworn in as prime minister along with his cabinet ministers.  And it was certainly sunny today, except in the shade, as one news broadcaster had […]

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Canadian Election Haiku

If you’re not from Canada, you may have heard we had an election recently, if for no other reason than John Oliver – Canadian election calling our “short” election period “adorable” and imploring us not to re-elect Stephen Harper, with the help of Mike Myers dressed in a mountie outfit driving a snow plow. In any case Canadian […]

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The Gospel of… Hate?

When is the church going to figure out that when it broadcasts messages of hate, nobody wins? Not God, not Christians, and certainly not anyone else. For some reason, though, every time a morally-charged news story breaks, I find myself bracing for the hate-filled response from some embarrassing corner of Christianity. When the DOMA story […]

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