Our Connected World
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Our Connected World

Situated outside of Lilongwe, Malawi, is Dzaleka Refugee Camp. It currently hosts over 55,000 refugees from African countries such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda in an area intended for only 10,000. Some of these refugees came long ago, spillage from previous wars as far back as the 1960s. They came as…

New Art Book
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New Art Book

The work of London, Ontario artist Rosemary Sloot has been featured in Christian Courier many times, and now her beautiful paintings have been gathered in a book entitled Immigrant: From the Postwar Netherlands to Canada in 21 Paintings. The images and objects presented in intricate detail come from the Sloot family album and attic but…

We remember
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We remember

Every November 11, memories come storming through my mind about World War II. No, I was not on the battlegrounds; we lived in the Netherlands, where Canadian soldiers came to help to set our country free. For this great sacrifice, I humbly and sincerely thank them. I was only two years old when the war…

Dutch Reformed Bingo in Canada
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Dutch Reformed Bingo in Canada

When I was an adolescent in the late-70s and early-80s, Calvinist Contact was the place to find out what was going on, for the Dutch Reformed immigrant community in Canada. CC wrote about the wider world in which we lived. And it shaped our smaller ethnic and religious world. It reflected the ease with which Dutch Reformed folk made connections with each other, figuring out people that they knew in common.