There is more to life

Life is not always a fight.  It is not all struggle and wrestling, climbing and striving, pulling and pushing.  Still, there are persons who move from argument to argument, from injustice to injustice, from one offense to the next.  If we would listen to them, they would have us believe that there are no respites […]

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Looking for the Right Question

“Ask and it will be given you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” ~ Matthew 7.7, NRSV “Ask and it shall be answered.”  How I wish that this were one of the promises of God.  But, unfortunately, this is not the case.  The Bible is filled with questions […]

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Why talking about race remains a touchy subject

We talk about race all the time.  It is the thought that is on the forefront of our minds and the word that is on the tip of our tongues.  When something bad happens, we say, “Race did it.”  When something bad happens, we say, “Race did it.”  According to our conversations and life’s aspirations, […]

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Race-less in Canada?

“Honestly, who would want to be black? Who would want people to be terrified of you and not want to sit next to you on public transportation?  Who would want to have this dark skin, broad nose, large thick lips, and wake up in the morning being despised by the rest of the world?”  These […]

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Challenging the Silent Partners

Roxane Gay writes about her recent experience with overt racism in “When no one said anything: How racism goes unquestioned”.  She challenges us to examine what is really said about us and about our care of others when persons practice racist speech openly and no one says a word.

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