Jennifer Janzen-Ball and Julie Graham share their experience of celebrating love of the soil, of God, and of humanity with Mission & Service partners in Japan.
Joshua Fernandes writes that perhaps the most effective way to make change around climate change is to start with the question, “Who do I love?"
Aidan Legault, United Church member and young climate activist, offers faithful words of encouragement to renew the weary in the march for ecological justice.
A Canadian Foodgrains Bank delegate to Kenya is reminded of how we are all connected, as are the issues we care about—from climate change to the economy to right relations.
“At the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, religious differences are set aside for the common goal of feeding those who are hungry.”
Begin with a place you love. This is the name of the activity I most often use to open ecological justice discussions. Reflecting on a place where they experienced a deep connection with nature, participants are swiftly, and oh-so-gently transported to thick forests, rock outcroppings, or quiet… Read more
Aidan Legault writes a call for action in support of the upcoming climate strikes. Inaction in no longer an option. Discouraging young climate strikers means ignoring the very real threat that the climate crisis poses to our future.
Gary MacDonald writes about his visit with Kenyan graduates of the Asian Rural Institute and about the ways ARI uses agriculture as a tool to make other community development projects possible around the world.
The Asian Rural Institute in Japan is helping sustainable agriculture and Christian community go viral around the world.
My father was not much of a churchgoer. I still vividly recall him putting dollops of pancake batter onto a sizzling griddle, or devouring the weekend newspaper, on Sunday afternoons when I came home from singing in the local church youth choir. But my father is a deeply spiritual… Read more
Earth Hour—Saturday, March 24, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.—marks its 12th edition this March.
I remember that first gathering in a darkened Church of the Holy Trinity next to the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto. We lit candles, we read scriptures and other readings, we signed a… Read more
I’ve been blessed on several occasions to have heard and read the beautifully articulated words of Mardi Tindal, former moderator of The United Church of Canada, as she has reflected on her participation in United Nations (UN) climate conferences. I’ve been inspired by her compassion, her… Read more
What does home mean to you? Does it include a source of clean water? Perhaps a patch of grass or access to parkland? Does it include safety and security – it will be there day after day to help keep you safe and secure from the elements? Does it mean connection to larger community or… Read more
Another world is necessary, urgent, and already in the making.
These are the core beliefs of those who attended the 12th World Social Forum (WSF) - a convergence of solutions, energies, and goodwill for the building of another world.
On April 28, 2016 in Ottawa, an impressive turnout of close to 300 people showed up for Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna's townhall for the government's consultation on climate action. This first climate townhall kicked off two months of similar consultations, to be held… Read more