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Writing Democracy. Or not.


by Donna Sinclair When social justice types run out of new ways to make our voices heard, we can always fall back on writing letters. I like this approach. It gives me a chance to do research and offers the recipient a chance to read and reflect on my argument carefully. Well we could always […]

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What We Read This Week


Here’s what caught our eye this week! FOOD The Weirdest, Most Interesting Ice Cream Flavors in Washington Washington’s notorious heat affords a few pleasures, none quite as appreciated as the license to eat ice cream like it’s the only food group that matters during summertime. But no longer are we slaves to plain old vanilla…Read […]

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What We Read This Week


Here’s what caught our eye this week! NATURE 15 Photos Celebrating National Wildflower Week It is around this time of year each year that many places across the world experience something incredible: the bloom of colorful wildflowers…Read Full Article From Treehugger ENVIRONMENT Snow In May? The Nation’s Midsection Bundles Up The National Weather Service issued […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT This Earth Day, Share the Many Faces of Climate Change It is almost time for Earth Day, Monday, April 22, and this year’s theme is The Face of Climate Change. To help put a human face […]

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Books

What We Read This Week


Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY The Joys of Reading Today, we still worry about the wildfire spread of disease but books are no longer the villain. In “Out of Touch: E-reading isn’t reading,” Andrew Piper laments the latest dark cloud in the history of reading. New technology has taken away the tactility […]

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More Excerpts from an Idle No More Diary


by Donna Sinclair Day One: Wednesday Jim and I visited our Member of Parliament, Jay Aspin, today. We pointed out the need for consultation with First Nations before the government takes any actions that would impinge upon treaty rights and the environment. Case in point: Bill C-45’s unilateral gutting of river and lake protection. It […]

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Words for the Congregation


by David Sparks It was my turn to offer the pastoral prayer in our church on Sunday and I wondered how the prayer in Pastoral Prayers to Share Year C would work out in practice. The Monday before the service, I looked at the prayer for the third Sunday after Epiphany and found that it […]

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An Idle No More Diary


by Donna Sinclair Day One: Sunday I went with friends to an Idle No More planning meeting at Nipissing First Nation, near North Bay, Ontario.  It felt good to be welcomed as a non-indigenous person. One of the youth organizers described his visit with Chief Theresa Spence during her fast. He was clearly moved by […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY My Cold, My Spiritual Teacher It’s that time of year again. The cold and flu season is in full swing. It is amazing that we can put a remote controlled vehicle on Mars and probe the […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT The Greenie Pig’s Guide to a Cleaner, More Sustainable 2013 Each year, the New Year’s holiday brings us more than just a gingerbread hangover and a metric ton of empty champagne bottles — it serves up […]

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