I get a little anxious before Lent. Forty days of self-examination, purification and closer journeying with Christ feel like a set-up for failure on my part. I have a lot on my plate: highly engaging work for justice, long daily commutes, people in my life who need my active presence, things to do and places to go.
No frame is wasted on first-time feature filmmaker Marta Cunningham’s Valentine Road, a powerful documentary about the 2008 murder of openly gay California eighth-grader Lawrence (“Larry”) King, by his classmate and crush, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney.
Two key moments relating to the ordination of women have been seared in the memory of the Rev. Dawn Leger, an associate priest at Christ Church Anglican in Stouffville, Ont.
Her Honour Dr. Mayann Elizabeth Francis has always gone wherever she felt God was calling her to go. That has made for an exceptionally varied journey that includes sociology, X-ray technology, law, public administration, theology and human rights.
"The Little Towns of Bethlehem": Poet John Terpstra offers a Canadian meditation on "For unto us a child is born."
At age 92 and in her 35th year and 12th consecutive term as mayor of Mississauga, Ont., Canada’s sixth-largest city, Hazel McCallion is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, she’s devoting her last two years in office to solving the seemingly insoluble problem of gridlock in the Greater Toronto Area.
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