DECEMBER 28: THE FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS
“…the gospels don’t let us off easily. Jesus—light from light, true God from true God—enters history as a vulnerable victim of Herodian cruelty, not aligned with the settled and powerful, but rather with the dispossessed and fleeing. Indeed, the One whom the Old Testament prophet-poets laud as our rock and refuge is now revealed as a refugee.”
Biblical Echoes in the Fight for Indigenous Rights Bill C-262.
Christians have a foundational story that for thousands of years has fashioned our social ethic towards vigorous compassion and social engagement in solidarity with marginalized and oppressed peoples…
Countdown to “Walk the Talk” in support of Reconciliation Bill C-262 (day 45 0f 46)
In response to Article 45 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, poet Lyla June Johnston has written about her patient ache for the day when “our collective love… robs the stalk and the root from the thorns of inequity.”
Countdown to “Walk the Talk” in Support of Reconciliation Bill C-262 (day 46)
In exactly 46 days, in Winnipeg, there will be a 12k walk and gathering at the National Centre for Truth And Reconciliation in support of Reconciliation Bill C-262 which, if enacted, would ”require the Government of Canada to take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter
…resurgences and resurrections abound, and we need to tell these stories too.
December 6: The Feast of St. Nicholas
“St. Nicholas clearly saw the link between chronic poverty and (sex)slavery, and acted selflessly to interrupt the devastating consequences of deprivation…”
I WILL VOTE FOR CHANGE
“Certainly, as a Christian, I feel no neccesarry affiliation with any one ideology. A healthy theology of “the fall” assures me that politics is pretty much always going to be a broken response to a broken situation—necessary, but broken…”
Open Letter To Prime Minister Stephen Harper Regarding Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
“We have a huge opportunity in front of us,” said Chief Erwin Redsky reflecting on the symbolic nature of this particular struggle…