Tag Archives: Churches

“JE SUIS CHARLIE”, BUT WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT TERRORIST VIOLENCE?

BY Jim Harding I was reading Karen Armstong’s newest book, Fields of Blood, on religion and the history of violence, when the French satirists were murdered. Armstrong is a world renowned writer on religion, best known for her A History … Continue reading

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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part 3

BY Jim Harding Pride is almost always a source of delusion and species-pride is no different. Being members of a big-brain, two-legged species with such social and technological savvy does not make us superior to other creatures. Nor do male … Continue reading

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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part 2

By Jim Harding In Part 1 I chronicled lessons from my work with the inter-faith group Kairos. I explained that on my reflective walk up the coulee on our land I again realized how important it is to continually work … Continue reading

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IS SPORT REPLACING RELIGION? IS THIS A GOOD THING? Part 2

By Jim Harding In my last column I asked whether the fixation with winning gold and in particular hockey gold, was in the best spirit of the Sochi Olympics. This relates to a bigger question about what kind of role … Continue reading

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SEEKING SUSTAINABILITY: IS THIS AN ACT OF FAITH?

BY Jim Harding Do we have to embrace matters of faith to stay engaged with the challenges of creating an equalitarian and sustainable world?  Otherwise on what basis do we continue our endeavours for justice, peace and ecology? It can’t … Continue reading

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THE LONG-VIEW OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IN SASKATCHEWAN, Part 2

CCF, Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Sask Party governments all played a role in the nuclear industry getting a foothold in this province. Whether more left or right, all parties held to a post-war development view which could be called “pre-environmental … Continue reading

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WHY “YOU’RE WITH US OR AGAINST US” WON’T WORK IN THE MIDDLE EAST…EITHER

Conflict that could escalate into warfare, especially nuclear warfare, threatens us all. Sabre-rattling is again occurring in the Middle East, where Israel already has nuclear weapons and there is the fear of Iran and perhaps Saudi Arabia following suit. We … Continue reading

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