The answer to injustice starts not with speaking but with listening, amplifying voices that need to be heard…Read More Amplify
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 […]Read More COMIC: Urgency
In university I took a fascinating course called “War, Peace and Society.” We always used to joke that the class should just be called “War,” as we never made it through the “war” part to talk much about “peace and society.” In retrospect I realize the thing about peace is that it can’t really exist without […]Read More War, Peace, Society, and Space Robots
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 […]Read More Sunny Ways
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 […]Read More Canadian Election Haiku
The other day I made the mistake of posting something controversial on my personal Facebook wall. I usually don’t, because I have a lot of “friends” on there whose backgrounds, opinions and beliefs are all across the spectrum, and I try not to invite flame wars between them. Most of the stuff I write on […]Read More Why My Opinion Makes Sense And Yours Seems Totally Irrational
Who holds the power north of the border? Which up-and-coming Canadian politician would win in a fight to the death? Who heralds the coming of winter, and who ignores the cries to our peril? Politics is one of the topics I plan to occasionally tackle here, and I’ve noticed many of my readers so far […]Read More A Game of Thrones Primer for Canadian Politics
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 […]Read More The Gospel of… Hate?