Tag Archives: Peace Process

For Everything There Is a Season : Today I Mourn, Tomorrow

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to mourn. . . . Ecclesiastes 3 Today, I mourn. I mourn with the people of Gaza where there were at least six children … Continue reading

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Gaza 3.0

For the third consecutive Friday, tens of thousands of Palestinians exercised their right, under international law, to protest.  The “March of Return” focuses on their rights, guaranteed under the Geneva Convention, to return to the land their ancestors have inhabited … Continue reading

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Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus

Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus Religion is not rational. It is about relationships and symbols that speak to our lives and to our connections with what is within us and beyond us. It … Continue reading

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In Response to the Green Party Support for BDS.

Dear David, I wish to convey to you and the Green Party my sincere thanks and appreciation for all those who supported human rights, the rule of international law and the desire for a just peace that is at the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Green Party of Canada

To: David Coon, NB Member of the Legislative Assembly Cc: Elizabeth May, MP Dear David, I write to you as a fellow New Brunswicker as the Green Party convention begins in Ottawa. As you know, I served as a human … Continue reading

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Parliamentarians: Do They Really Know?

Like most Canadians, I was shocked by the stories of residential school survivors. Many asked, “How could such a thing have occurred without people knowing?” While serving as a human rights observer in Palestine and Israel I had an interesting … Continue reading

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A Golden Jubilee

The news has been depressing so I haven’t posted in awhile. Things have been spiralling downward in Palestine and Israel. The level of provocation from the Israeli government has just continued to escalate since the summer. There have been parallel … Continue reading

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Israeli Forced Transfer of Palestinian Bedouin

Below is a letter to Prime Minister Harper asking for our government to come to the aid of Palestinian Bedouin and to stand up for the Geneva Convention and international human rights laws. The Bedouin are the least and the … Continue reading

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Palestine and Israel: The Best Available Evidence

As I have grown older I have come to realize I should be less certain about most issues – unless there are irrefutable facts. I have also grown to be suspicious of those who state beliefs with absolute conviction but … Continue reading

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Broken and Weary Peace Poles

This Sunday we are dedicating a new Peace Pole at St. Paul’s. Our existing one was installed shortly after the invasion of Iraq. It has endured some long, Hard Canadian winters. Over the years, it has reminded many of us … Continue reading

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