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).
“People foster for many different reasons, but ultimately it is a matter of choosing a lifestyle that places children and family at its very core.”
On Monday, October 5, a new Bibles for Missions (BfM) Thrift Store opened in Orlèans, Ontario, the 48th such store now operating in Canada.
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.
“Can young children be reverent? Can older people be silly?”
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.”
Many parents who have children using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are faced with a difficult decision if they no longer wish to attempt pregnancy but have embryos remaining. The most common options are to preserve the embryos indefinitely, to destroy them or to donate them for research, after which they will be destroyed.
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.
Changes are underway at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. Since the 2010-2011 academic year with its record enrollment of 915 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, enrollment has decreased by 16.6 percent to its current level of 763 FTE students.
In 2009, Dressember was born, a quirky fashion movement in which women challenged themselves to wear a dress every day for the month of December. Some women even chose to wear the same dress every day, accessorizing it in 31 different ways for 31 different looks.