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At the Awakening Project, our mission is to listen to prophetic voices as a way to awaken ourselves to the radical call of our faith in our actions for social justice and transformative change. Social justice issues are topics of moral and continuous relevance. They are closely tied to our core values and humanity, and they require us to respond with self-examination and action. 

Explore our website to learn more about different social justice issues and what we can do to solve them or raise awareness.

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Greg Paul

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! *Refresh this page, if content doesn’t load* Online Materials Greg Paul – ‘Resurrecting Religion’: “As Christians, it is imperative that we – in the very least – open our minds and hearts to an affirming perspective Continue reading Greg Paul

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‘The Story Of A National Crime’ | The Tyee

‘The Story Of A National Crime’ Dr. Peter Bryce – Canada’s first chief officer of medical health – for 15 years he tried to alert authorities beginning in 1904 “For 15 years, Dr. Peter Bryce, Canada’s first chief officer of medical health repeatedly warned his superiors that the country’s disease-riddled residential schools had become glorified tuberculosis death camps. He courageously pressed for reforms. But Bryce’s Continue reading ‘The Story Of A National Crime’ | The Tyee

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Shifting From An Identity Of Shame To A Heritage Of Dignity

Ray Aldred – A status Cree Indian from the Alberta Swan River Band tells how he found healing from a life of calamity. In this episode of Now & Then, Dr. Ray Aldred, now, Director of the Indigenous Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology, shares how Henri Nouwen’s words have helped him and other indigenous people in their quest for healing – shifting from Continue reading Shifting From An Identity Of Shame To A Heritage Of Dignity

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Indigenous Child Welfare With Cindy Blackstock

Uncommons.ca Podcast with MP Nate Erskine-Smith’s – August 14, 2021 “Powerful advocate Cindy Blackstock joins Nate to discuss Indigenous child welfare, including the Human Rights Tribunal decision and judicial review application related the equality of treatment for First Nations children, and compensation.” Indigenous child welfare with Cindy Blackstock – Uncommons.ca Podcast – MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s Podcast Continue reading Indigenous Child Welfare With Cindy Blackstock

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Ending Chronic Homelessness With Adam Vaughan & Anne Babcock

An ‘Uncommons.ca Podcast’ hosted by Liberal Beaches MP Nate Erskine-Smith’s – March 26, 2021 “The federal government has committed to ending chronic homelessness, and Nate is joined by Adam Vaughan and Anne Babcock – Woodgreen – to discuss how we can best deliver on that commitment.” They discuss how the federal government has increased funding towards ending chronic homelessness over the last five years, including Continue reading Ending Chronic Homelessness With Adam Vaughan & Anne Babcock

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Decriminalization and housing affordability

With Kennedy Stewart – Mayor of Vancouver – August 11, 2021 Uncommons.ca Podcast with MP Nate Erskine-Smith Vancouver’s Mayor Kennedy Stewart joins Nate to discuss that city’s proposal to decriminalize all drugs for personal use, and solutions to deliver affordable housing. Canada faces an opioid crisis that continues to kill thousands, and an acute housing affordability crisis. In response to the opioid crisis, the City Continue reading Decriminalization and housing affordability

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