Tag Archives: ethics

Letter to a spiritual ancestor


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/  Reach out for what you need Dear Teacher, Thank you for demonstrating persistence, courage, belief in your own worth. We have your story although we do not have your name — only “The Woman who Bled for Twelve Years.” Was […]

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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! BIOLOGY Why Killer Viruses Are on the Rise The rich diversity in the rain forest doesn’t apply to just creatures we can see. It also applies to creatures we can’t see. Microcreatures. Nanocreatures. You guessed it: viruses….Read […]

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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! ETHICS From Kennel to Courtroom A legal bid to save 21 former fighting dogs from being euthanized is part of a growing movement to grant animals some of the same rights as humans…Read Full Article From ucobserver […]

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Dear Jeremiah


by Carolyn Pogue ‘The year ahead will likely be called a year of change. But I’m afraid it won’t be.’ This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . Dear Jeremiah, You have a lousy reputation, even after all this time. Your sad-sack, prophet-of-doom label stuck like hot tar. I doubt […]

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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! ETHICS Death of a King “Cecil was shot not far from here,” says Godfrey, one of the camp’s managers and a longtime Zimbabwe safari veteran, pointing off in the direction of the railway tracks. I ask him […]

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Mountain Landscape

Burnaby Mountain and the Practice of Satya


by Andy Sinclair Yoga, for me, is a path into spirituality. When I first began to study it, I learned about the eight limbs, or branches, of ashtanga yoga. That was interesting. However, I mostly wanted to learn about the third limb, asana – the postures. I loved being effortful and physical and it was […]

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A Slingshot Full of Facts


by Donna Sinclair My book club was discussing Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath. It appears that young David won their famous battle because he understood and exploited his huge opponent’s glaring vulnerabilities. Contrary to centuries of story-telling, David only seemed to be at a disadvantage. In reality, Gladwell tells us, Goliath was just “too big […]

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Opinion: Who would Jesus discriminate against?


 by Susan McCaslin This posting originally appeared on The Vancouver Sun’s website at http://www.vancouversun.com. There has been much recent public debate about whether provincial law societies should recognize proposed law degrees issued by Trinity Western University, a private evangelical institution in Langley.The issue revolves around what I see asTWU’s clearly discriminatory “community covenant,” which students […]

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Group of teenagers sitting in classroom with raised hands.

Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Teacher


by Susan McCaslin Some serious teacher bashing is going on in British Columbia right now. Shelly Fralic, a journalist for the Vancouver Sun, recently exploited her personal issue of teachers parking their vehicles on a public street in front of her house as a means of arousing hatred against teachers for their “sense of entitlement.”¹ […]

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Where Have All the Morals Gone, Long Time Passing


by Don Murray As we look around the world today, we can easily become depressed with all the dire happenings that degrade and threaten human life and the welfare of the planet. Governments, obsessed with power, disregard the welfare of their people. Corporations, clouded by greed, continue to pollute the environment, poison us with all […]

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