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The Challenges of Intentional Listening

When I think of volunteering at a community ministry, I know that there are roles and tasks. But being a listener isn’t one that pops to mind, yet it’s an important one. Last week I experienced what it means to be a listener, and the challenges with the role. Each day at Oak Table and Read more…

My First Blanket Exercise

Recently I participated in my first Blanket Exercise. I knew it dealt with truth and reconciliation and the United Church. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience developed by KAIROS to teach the history of Indigenous rights in Canada. I had the privilege to co-narrate the exercise with Connie Budd, the Community Minister at Read more…

Artsfest 2016

April 3 – May 15 Come check out Artsfest 2016 at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church – 525 Wardlaw Ave. Winnipeg, MB www.cfrucartsfest.weebly.com

Book Club – Chapter 7 Summary

Chapter 7 – The Rebel Defiant This chapter examines key players in the WkiLeaks hacks. “Those associated with WkiLeaks are routinely stopped – often at international airports – and attempts are made to recruit them as informants (pg. 176).” “The persecution of Assange and WikiLeaks and the practice of extraordinaty rendition embody the evisceration of Read more…

Book Club – Chapter 6 summary

Chapter 6 – Vigilante Violence  “The view of ourselves as divine agents of purification anointed by God and progress to reconfigure the world around us is a myth that remains firmly embedded in the American psyche (pg. 144).” “We suffer from a dangerous historical amnesia and self-delusional fantasies about the virtues and goodness of ourselves Read more…

Book Club – Chapter 5 summary

Are you ready for Book Club? Come join us at McNally from 7-9pm on March 24th. Chapter 5 – The Rebel Caged  Hedges starts this chapter talking about his discussion with prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s best-known political prisoner. Hedges was not permitted a pencil or paper during his four and half hour conversation with Abu-Jamal, Read more…

Book Club – Chapter 4 Wages of Rebellion summary

Book Club is going strong! Our next book club meeting is this upcoming Thursday, March 24th at  McNally from 7-9pm. Chapter 4 – Conversion “Empathy is the most important asset (pg. 90/91).” “Albert Camus said that no rebellion can take place without his “strange form of love” (pg. 91).” “Kasrils, a stocky bull of a man, Read more…

A Safe Place for a Hug

A Glimpse Inside Oak Table

Food Waste No More

Each year, about half of all the food produced worldwide is wasted, with $31 billion worth of food wasted each year in Canada alone (David Suzuki Foundation, n.d.; Vuchnich, 2015). Meanwhile, millions of people around the world are living every day without enough nutritious food to eat in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle – Read more…

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