As a child living in my First Nation community, I used to walk to the freshwater stream with my great grandmother to bring water home because we did not have running water. In the wintertime, it was harder to get water because the stream and the community water pipe were frozen. Instead, we would get buckets of snow to melt in our homes.
Now that I live in the city, I can easily access water and I never have to worry about boil water advisories. Boil water advisories are warnings to the whole community not to drink or cook with the water unless boiled over a minute to kill harmful...
Amina Mohammed of the U.N. recognized the work of ACT Alliance and other faith-based organizations, placing them firmly in the centre of the public square as essential and effective players in civil society and as prophetic agents of change.
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Time is such a precious commodity, and we often complain about not having enough of it.
Last weekend when the GC43 Executive Elect met to continue discerning how they will meet and be accountable and ensure that they hear from diverse voices, one of the things that was mentioned was that we may need to get over being so rigidly time bound. It was left as a challenge, an intention, but without a clear strategy for now.
I had cause to reflect on the value of time on Wednesday as I sat in the parking lot on the north edge of Toronto that is otherwise known as...
In celebration of the canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero this Sunday, we lift up the partnership between Bay of Quinte Conference and Mission & Service partner, Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel, as an example of the many ways The United Church of Canada has and continues to work with the Salvadoran people for justice and peace. May the faith and witness of the Salvadoran people continue to inspire us. Oscar Romero, Presente!
After a crowded five-hour flight, the first glimpses of El Salvador are peace for the soul: lush, grand volcanoes rise from the Pacific...