Canadian faith leaders have an important role to play in promoting COVID-19 vaccines, including helping their members overcome vaccine hesitancy. That was the message Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, delivered to more than 1,300 participants of an online information event last Wednesday. The event was arranged by the Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian…
If you love geek culture – Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Lord of the Rings and more – and you’re a Christian looking for devotional material that combines the two, you are in luck. In May, local publishing company Mythos & Ink launched Thy Geekdom Come, a collection of 42 fandom-inspired devotionals that explores the spiritual implications of the worlds of superheroes, science fiction, anime, fantasy and video games.
“It’s personal; there are names and faces. It’s not just textbook information now.” That’s how Timothy Khoo, 16, describes what it was like to meet residential school survivors while volunteering with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) at the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ont. in July.
It’s been an amazing thing to watch over the past few months – across Canada, churches from all denominations have decided to sponsor Syrian refugees.
According to the old adage, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago or today. I think it holds true for writing life stories, too.
Maybe the new Museum for Human Rights can provide a forum about religion and human rights in the future. Must they always be in opposition? Or are there opportunities for collaboration? It could be a very interesting discussion.
Arlette Zinck, an Associate Professor of English at King’s, has befriended and become a teacher for Omar Khadr, who was captured at age 15 in 2002 after a firefight with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.