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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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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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Mr. Harper, I sure hate to burst your bubble about Israel

For international readers this is a letter to Stephen Harper the Prime Minister of Canada. He recently took a group of over 200 guests with him to accept an honourary degree and attend the dedication of a bird sanctuary. Much … Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson and Groundhog Day

Dear Scarlet, Today is a really big day for you – its Super Bowl Sunday! Your new ad for Soda Stream is going to be broadcast into millions of people’s homes! It must be so exciting for you! I want … 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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It’s All About the Budget! Or is it????

Dear President Obama,Sorry I haven’t written lately. I really should have tried to get this note off to you much earlier. My time in Palestine and Israel as an Ecumenical Accompanier is over. I am really glad, I don’t have … Continue reading

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Waiting on Saturday

This note will be in two parts. A section written in the morning and a section later. Part 1Today is the day between. A day throughout which I am never sure how I am to feel – for it is … Continue reading

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