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HOW AND WHAT ARE WE TO REMEMBER?

BY Jim Harding Poppy sales skyrocketed across Canada this fall, suggesting growing awareness of the human costs of war. Perhaps there was more empathy for soldiers suffering from trauma, especially after a rash of news stories about soldiers committing suicide. … 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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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part I

By Jim Harding I’ve been asked to an inter-faith gathering in December to speak on faith, hope and environmental activism. This is a tall order, yet I know that many people are struggling with hopelessness and loss of faith. How … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO PROTECT THE WATER?

By Jim Harding On August 20th nearly 200 people who reside along the Qu’Appelle Valley gathered at the Treaty 4 Governance Centre to share concerns about the continuing degradation of the watershed. From the energy in the room you knew … Continue reading

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THE 2014 FLOOD: MORE THAN A WAKEUP CALL, PREMIER WALL

BY Jim Harding The summer flooding came as we tried to celebrate Canada Day. But no one was celebrating sewage in their basement or in the lakes they love. As if unprecedented, prolonged rainfall wasn’t enough, or Regina dumping untreated … Continue reading

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DESEGREGATING OUR STORIES: A KEY TO HUMANITY’S SUSTAINABILITY

BY Jim Harding We’ll have to better understand the past and do this in a more holistic way if we’re going to move on to a sustainable future. As I age I can look back on several generations of change … Continue reading

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