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October 6, 2014

Are we still that compassionate Canada?

By:Lorna Dueck
Mark Blumberg of Global Philanthropy reports that faith groups have increased overseas aid philanthropy 300 per cent since the boat people crisis, but my guess is we may be sorely out of touch with what it means to bring a refugee crisis into our suburban and rural homes today.
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August 28, 2014

Christianity and the good death

By:Lorna Dueck
We are vulnerable and flawed as we face death. Palliative-care workers have told me that Christians face the fear of the dark night no differently than secularists. Clergy have told me that sitting at a death bed with a Christian is the most beautiful work they engage in, because they experience God’s presence and care mediated through people, medicine and hospice. They also encounter the Holy as God ushers life from one reality to the next.
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May 13, 2014

Pro-choice? For MPs, Trudeau's edit is no choice

By:Lorna Dueck
What we need from Mr. Trudeau is real leadership in this area. We also need other leaders, in particular Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, and Elizabeth May, to front a debate on this, such as we've seen recently in Britain.
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April 16, 2014

Dueck to Receive Briercrest Honorary Doctorate

By:Julie Cole
President Michael Pawelke is excited to honour Dueck at this year's graduation ceremony on April 17.
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March 2, 2014

Get Ready for the 'Cinematic Preachers of the Silver Screen'

By:Lorna Dueck
Can such religious material be entertaining?
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January 9, 2014

How to Weather the Cold with Spiritual Discipline

By:Lorna Dueck
Weather, and its winsome way of bonding our nation together, pushed us to our emotional limits as we saw the best and worst of us light up in charged particles like the best aurora borealis. These are the trials that show us what we’re made of.
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September 27, 2013

World's Future Hangs on Faith-Based Peace Making

By:Lorna Dueck
Far from leading us to an impending Armageddon caused by religion, we're seeing faith-based peace-making wrestling toward solutions at the highest levels.
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August 19, 2013

Jesus as we'd like him to be

By:Lorna Dueck
Reza Aslan is a talented writer, but only time will tell what his brand of spiritual bricolage will leave behind.
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June 18, 2013

Faith Groups Oppose Legal Prostitution Because They Care About Women's Lives

By:Lorna Dueck
That's what this case is really about. The faith community cares because it's long been listening to these stories from former prostitutes.
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April 3, 2013

Cities Should Give Thanks for Churches' Halo Effects

By:Lorna Dueck
Canada’s 24,000 places of worship are well aware that rising land prices threaten to push them out of downtown or suburbia. The argument in their favour: the “halo effect,” a discovery that calculates measurable benefits that researchers find when communities gather for sacred and public purposes combined.
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