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Posted: September 4, 2013

Last month, I spent a sunny afternoon outside with my family. My children were running around with their friends, in shorts and tank tops, asking for the sprinkler to be turned on. It was on that day like any other that God opened my eyes to human trafficking.

 
Posted: August 30, 2013

Before presenting a conference paper, academics who study Aboriginal history have a tradition of acknowledging the First Nations upon whose traditional lands they are standing. This stems from historic traditions that began before Europeans showed up in Canada, when First Nations would request permission to pass through other peoples’ lands when travelling for any reason. This is a common human practice; across the globe civilizations used similar practices.

 
Posted: August 28, 2013

Reforming the system may take months, but reforming our hearts to care about the "stranger in our gates" may take much longer. Start now.

 
Posted: August 27, 2013

It started with a question: "Can we do Show of Hands?"

 
Posted: April 15, 2013

Responsive Reading 
From Our World Belongs to God
the Contemporary Testimony of the Christian Reformed Church, 
Article 44 

 
Posted: April 15, 2013

I just finished rereading the article, "Can Forgiveness Pay a Role in Criminal Justice", and am truly impressed how two families were able to deal with a violent crime through forgiveness and the use of restorative justice principles. 

 
Posted: April 10, 2013

The road to Jericho beckons me in much the same way as it beckons the priest, the Levite, the Samaritan, and the expert in the law to whom Jesus speaks. It begs the question: “Who is my neighbour?”

 
Posted: March 27, 2013

We just finished breakfast with Otilia, the lovely woman who hosts us while we do Romanian language training here in Târgu Mureș, and I need to tell her story. Fry yourselves some potatoes and garlic (that's what we had!) and pull up a chair.

 
Posted: March 5, 2013

I’ve been in this congregational justice mobilizing position for two years now and if I’ve learned anything, it is that silence plus lies (or the more congenial term “myths”) equals oppression.

 
Posted: March 5, 2013

January 20, 2013 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. For the church, this is an opportunity to reflect on questions such as: What does it really mean to value the sanctity of human life?

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