The “Throw Away” Culture and Dictatorship of Relativism

By: Vincent Pham “Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “throw away” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s … Continue reading The “Throw Away” Culture and Dictatorship of Relativism

Commentary on Throw-Away Culture and Relativism- by Greg Gillis

This article by Vincent Pham is a powerful critique of relativism and I like how the author begins with the quote from Pope Francis how people are no longer just to be exploited but are now just discarded if they are in any way deemed not useful.  The author focuses on abortion and euthanasia; however, I feel this is limiting it to a much too … Continue reading Commentary on Throw-Away Culture and Relativism- by Greg Gillis

How the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (and Canada’s Income Assistance Agenda Generally) is Failing the Most Vulnerable Canadians

By: Meaghan Fallak – WinnipegSeptember 1, 2020 The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. In mid-March there was an urgent need for income assistance when entire industries began to shutdown en masse due to the risk of transmission. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is the program designed by the Government of Canada to provide support to Canadians whose incomes were … Continue reading How the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (and Canada’s Income Assistance Agenda Generally) is Failing the Most Vulnerable Canadians

Robin Wall Kimmerer – ‘Mapping A New Geography of Hope – Woman and the Land’

Speaker – Robin Wall Kimmerer This is one of my favourite videos surrounding environmentalism – it is a video of a speaker at the “Mapping A New Geography of Hope – Woman and the Land” convention. This is because there was a lot of content in this video that I found myself strongly agreeing with, but an equal amount of what the speaker said for … Continue reading Robin Wall Kimmerer – ‘Mapping A New Geography of Hope – Woman and the Land’

Islamophobia: A Growing Plague in Today’s Society

Written by: Dania Ahmed It is not new for various religious groups living within a single society to have ideological differences. In the most recent decades, Europe and North America have had questionable associations with Islam and Muslims. The increase in migration rates, the issues of integration of Muslims into the secular Western society, and the 9/11 fear monger assaults have all amplified the current … Continue reading Islamophobia: A Growing Plague in Today’s Society

Palestine

The following material is provided by christianzionism.org We Are All Made In God’s Image September 1, 2020 By William J. Barber II The Palestinian experience is one we can relate to through our own moral and spiritual experience. We have to address the displacement of native people wherever they are. Truth and justice cannot be found in narrow tribalism, within the lies of colonialism and … Continue reading Palestine

Finding Hope in Uncertain Times COVID-19 and the Importance of Social Justice Activism

“Providing hope and inspiration for collective action, to build collective power, to achieve collective transformation, rooted in grief and rage but pointed towards vision and dreams” –Patrisse Cullors By: Meaghan Fallak – WinnipegSeptember 1, 2020 We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay inside their homes, keep a safe distance from others, and for many lose their jobs and … Continue reading Finding Hope in Uncertain Times COVID-19 and the Importance of Social Justice Activism

COVID-19 has taught me to see my neighbourhood with new eyes & ears 30 August, 2020

COVID-19 has taught me to see my neighbourhood with new eyes, and to listen to its message with new ears. And therefore, I invite you to come with me on one of my walks. People, whom I have never met before, are suddenly greeting me, they smile or wave at me. And then we respectfully step back, or one of us crosses the street to … Continue reading COVID-19 has taught me to see my neighbourhood with new eyes & ears 30 August, 2020

Gregory Boyle

To go to any of the podcast links, resources and sources mentioned in the document, please download a PDF version below, or scroll down for direct links and content! Online Materials An inspiring speech by Gregory Boyle at a graduation ceremony: An interview with Gregory Boyle on his story, Homeboy ministries and the power of kinship An interview with Gregory Boyle from May 2020 on … Continue reading Gregory Boyle

Mary Jo Leddy

To go to any of the podcast links, resources and sources mentioned in the document, please download a PDF version below, or scroll down for direct links and content! Online Materials A talk by Mary Jo Leddy at the Intercultural Dialogue Institute in 2016 on Faith group and Syrian Refugees: A conversation on CBC from 2012 with Mary Jo Leddy about spirituality and social justice. … Continue reading Mary Jo Leddy