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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 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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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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THE WINTER OLYMPICS: IS SPORT TAKING OVER FROM RELIGION? Part 1

By Jim Harding It’s easy to become mesmerized by the well-honed abilities shown at the Olympics. After intense daily coverage the exceptional performance of youthful athletes from around the globe works its magic; even the skeptics find something to be … Continue reading

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MANDELA’S LEGACY AND THE LEGACY OF APARTHEID?

BY Jim Harding Mandela went from being a royal shepherd boy in the East Cape, to a jailed and labeled opponent of the colonial apartheid regime, to being the father of a nation. This trajectory will resonate with many at … Continue reading

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CONNECTING THE DOTS ON THE COMING INFORMATION “WARS”

The communications revolution is stirring up national and global politics. The ‘powers that be’ are scurrying to gather and control information so they can continue to further their clandestine objectives. Democracy is being challenged to mature or falter. Corporate, military … Continue reading

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TRAVELLING AS AN ACT OF RECOVERY AND REDISCOVERY

BY Jim Harding We drove to the West Coast this July to attend our middle son’s wedding. We had no kids or dogs, nor did we “rough it” camping. We drove the slower, southern, Crows Nest route, spending four nights … Continue reading

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