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So a homeless man barges into your church after hours and starts talking in circles and making demands. What do you do? On most days I would say that I…

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It’s hard to find good space. Good space for me has no visible traces of mice, is warm enough, has floors that aren’t made up of cracked linoleum. Good space…

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On February 2nd CBC published a news story about parents waiting in line overnight in Montreal to try to secure a Kindergarten spot at Royal Vale School. The article states…

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When Rose Hamid held a silent protest at a Trump rally by wearing a T-Shirt that said “Salam, I come in Peace” she told the media that she was trying…

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Help is needed at home first. Until we have things sorted out here, how can we expect to be of use to others? How can we keep welcoming refugees when…

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It took me a few tries before I really caught onto the opening words from Georg Friedrich Händel’s Messiah. I was still settling into the hard church pew, slowly pushing…

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Six months ago we moved with our 3 year old son into a 96 unit apartment building in the inner city of Saint John. We’d been living in the rural…

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Remembrance Day is not as straight forward as we may think. In the Anglican churches I’ve been a part of, there is usually some observance of Remembrance the week of…

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My friend Julie works for AIDS Saint John- a non-profit organization that, among other valuable services, offers contraceptives, clean syringes, sterile crack pipes and hugs to the neediest and most…

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Last week I spent a couple of days at a French Trappist Monastery in Rogersville New Brunswick. Terence first introduced me to Our Lady of Calvary Abbey over 10 years…

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