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Indigenous Peoples and Christianity

When Ottawa announced a compensation package last week for victims of what has become known as the "Sixties Scoop," it was one more step in a long walk of trying to make reparations to Indigenous peoples for devastating sins committed against individuals, families, and entire communities. 

The sins were many, and caused great harm across generations of Indigenous peoples. Decades of systemic racism included the now well-known story of the church-run residential schools.

Date Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Saint Francis of Assisi

The feast day of Saint Francis

Many churches remember Francis of Assisi each year on October 4. The day is considered a "feast day" honouring the saint. 

Generally speaking, saints are simply people who have gone before us in the faith, people whom we honour and remember for their exemplary lives, or for their example of faith and perseverance in the midst of great suffering and persecution. 

Date Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A flooded neighbourhood in Houston, Texas

Hurricane Harvey: What's a Christian to do?

The flood waters may still be raging in Houston and the death counts rising, but already, people are starting to point fingers of blame. 

It may be a natural, human reaction. In the midst of enormous anguish and suffering, it's common to want to know why such tragedy happens. Some blame God. Others look elsewhere for a scapegoat.

Date Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017