Tag Archives: Peace

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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A Pentecost Gift from Naim Ateek on the birthday of Christ’s Church

  Dear Friends,                                                                           … 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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Gaza, Israel and Weeping for the Dead Children

Jeremiah 32:15 “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” [i] Jeremiah’s words cry out seeking a response. Once again, Rachel is weeping … 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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Truth or Consequences

There is a serious question that all must wrestle with regarding Palestine and Israel: are we more interested in truth or non-violence? What are the long term consequences of this choice? I abhor violence. Standing by the bedside of a … 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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Revealing Myself

I have a strange ritual when I meet someone and I am “off duty”. On the golf course, I have learned introducing myself as a minister usually results in apologies, bad jokes, bizarre questions and worst of all horrible assumptions. … Continue reading

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