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Ideas for Action

Take action. Find concrete ways to live justly, engage your congregation, and advocate for change.

#LivetheApology

Today is the 7th anniversary of the Government of Canada’s Residential Schools Apology. If we truly believe that the Gospel is good news for this time and this place, we must respond.

Kids Talk Justice

We need not be afraid to teach our kids hard things and ask difficult questions.

Make Your Garden a National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat

Last year, our yard recently qualified as a National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat. We have a sign in the yard to prove it! 

Milestones along the Reconciliation Journey

Send us a picture that symbolizes your milestone, whether metaphorically (eg. a picture of broken glass that reminds you of a story that really broke your heart) or more literally (eg. a picture of yourself in a group that attended a TRC event that moved you along on the reconciliation journey).

Education for All

There is a 36% chance that Aboriginal students in Canada will graduate high school, compared to 72% for non-Aboriginal students.

Ten Ways to Battle the Beast We Helped Create

In a world driven by more, this book empowers families to write a new script, one of giving.

Justice Books to Read in 2015

Do you have plans for how to stay alert to injustice in 2015? Or are you in danger of becoming apathetic?

A few years ago, a Fulani village in Mali was ignored in a proposal for a region-wide irrigation project. The village submitted the appropriate paperwork but when the official plans were introduced, the village was left off the map completely--it was as if they didn’t exist.

What should I do when someone on the street asks me for money?

This is my second Christmas in ten years not being employed by Jacob’s Well, a small non-profit in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC. In more ways than I can explain, Jacob’s Well shaped who I am today.

Alli & André

“Have you ever started tearing up seeing your baby move during an ultrasound? Have you ever walked around your highschool halls and knew that everyone was talking behind your back? Have you ever laid quietly on the couch and felt like there was a butterfly inside of you?...I live at a maternity homeless shelter.” Temporary government nutritional assistance allowed Alli to keep her baby André and finish high school. Here’s her story.

Listening at the Margins

As people, we naturally gravitate toward those similar to ourselves. It’s simple, easy and it’s comfortable. We gain friendship, empathy and encouragement from such relationships but a problem ensues when we solely hang around those similar to us - we end up only listening to like-minded voices.

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