The First Nations Version of the Bible
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The First Nations Version of the Bible

A new version of the New Testament is underway, written by First Nations people, for First Nations people. Terry Wildman, a pastor at Northport Indian United Methodist Church in Michigan and director of Rain Ministries, initiated and is leading the project. OneBook Canada has partnered with Rain Ministries, and Wycliffe Associates is supporting this project as well. This English version of the Bible aims to share scripture in a way that is culturally relevant to First Nations people of Turtle Island (North America).

Canada’s general election, cannabis and the common good
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Canada’s general election, cannabis and the common good

Canadians considering which candidates to support in the October 19 general election may be most swayed by “pocketbook issues,” defined by economist Patrick L. Anderson as “the impression voters have when considering their family budget and the national economy.” Christians may also consider the 2015 Election Bulletin produced by Citizens for Public Justice, which focuses on CPJ’s four priority issues: poverty in Canada, climate justice, refugees and democracy.

Food security and community, one tomato at a time
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Food security and community, one tomato at a time

Darren Hakker wants to bring back vegetable gardens. In his words, “the fine art of gardening has skipped one, and in many cases two, generations. We need to bring back gardening – food is vital for our survival, and we need to reduce our dependence on grocery stores and restaurants to fill the void. We need to make food security a priority.”

A global report card
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A global report card

Recently nominated by Denmark for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) turn 15 this year. In 2001, the 189 states of the United Nations agreed to eight MDGs with clear, measurable terms and a timeline lasting until 2015. As the calendar turned this January, the global community finds itself at the end-date for these objectives.