Hamilton church opens homes to refugees
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Hamilton church opens homes to refugees

With most shelters at capacity, exorbitant housing prices and an increase in negative perceptions of refugees, the lack of proper housing for refugee claimants has become a crisis. Started in 2018, Open Homes Hamilton (OHH) is a multi-church network supporting refugee claimants by offering home-based hospitality. Local Christians with extra space in their houses (called…

A new life, new calling and new creation
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A new life, new calling and new creation

At Easter, believers celebrate God’s redeeming work in all things. Marta and Resonate Global Mission are giving thanks to God for Marta’s new life and calling in agriculture. Marta lived “a normal life like any other” in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, for many years. But then gangs threatened her family. Her brother…

Lives Changed Through Global Coffee Break
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Lives Changed Through Global Coffee Break

The programs of Raise Up Global Ministries equip the global church by developing interactive, biblically-based resources and equipping leaders to facilitate learning and kingdom change. This includes Global Coffee Break. Coffee Break helps churches invite neighbors to discover God’s story together. Brookfield Christian Reformed Church in Wisconsin is a great example of this. They recently…

Harvesting hope in a season of drought
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Harvesting hope in a season of drought

In 2020, the fallout of the covid-19 pandemic brought with it a dramatic increase in global hunger. Ongoing war and conflict continued to impact people’s food security. Changing weather patterns also resulted in an increase in floods, droughts and other natural disasters, leaving vulnerable families struggling to meet their food needs. Canadian Foodgrains Bank works…

Five milestones for Indigenous ministry in Canada
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Five milestones for Indigenous ministry in Canada

The Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee is a CRCNA committee that cares deeply about the relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous people in Canada. Established in 2006, the committee has been leading the journey of reconciliation and providing resources for others on the path. In light of this, here’s five things you might not know: The…

The distro addresses food insecurity on campus
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The distro addresses food insecurity on campus

Because of COVID-19, food insecurity has become a challenge for many students. That’s why the Distro – a weekly food pantry at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. – has become an important aspect of ministry for Brian Bork, who is a campus minister partnering with Resonate Global Mission and also happens to be Christian…

The Structure and Leadership Task Force (SALT)
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The Structure and Leadership Task Force (SALT)

Sponsored Content: The views and opinions expressed in this letter are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the editorial perspective of Christian Courier. The process of hiring three new CRCNA executives is well underway. As you read this article, the new General Secretary will have been identified and the selection process for a…

Surveying family faith practices in Canada
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Surveying family faith practices in Canada

One of the pandemic pivots that churches are continuing to make is in children’s and youth ministry. As church programs shut down, many turned to faith formation at home. This may be a pivot that lasts for months to come, as congregations all over Canada struggle to find volunteers to support their programs, and as…

Performing and climbing: Reflections on reconciliation
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Performing and climbing: Reflections on reconciliation

December 15, 2021 was the sixth anniversary of the release of the complete findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). I remember sitting in a conference hall in Ottawa on that release day in 2015. I was moved by the prayers of Elders, the presence of Survivors and the profound speeches of the Commissioners…

A plumber and a discipler in India
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A plumber and a discipler in India

Ranchi, the bustling capital city of northeast India’s state of Jharkhand, is home to ReFrame Ministries’ on-the-ground partner ministry in India. When the ministry center there needed some plumbing work done, they called a plumber named Rajkumar, who lived in a small village about 15 miles away.  “People in Rajkumar’s village are quite poor and…