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Free to Care falls short in lobby against conversion therapy initiative

by Jack Taylor   When a bylaw interferes in the most intimate parts of people’s lives – their spirituality and their sexuality, then it is time to take a stand. So believed Free to Care founder, Graeme Lauber. He was concerned that Calgary City Council had pulled a significant ‘bait and switch’ when it took […]

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Protesting Pornhub

by Jack Taylor With pornography now targeting 8-11-year-old boys, it is time to be more alert than ever. On International Women’s Day, 200 protesters, representing the 850,000 who signed an online petition, marched on the headquarters of Mindgeek. Based in Montreal on Decarie Blvd., the pornography supermarket provides an umbrella for 23 internet portals (i.e. […]

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News round-up – local and national

Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias Dies at Age 74 Apologist Ravi Zacharias died May 19 at his home in Atlanta, following a brief battle with sarcoma. He was 74. Official media information is available at RZIM.org/page/Newsroom. Zacharias spent the past 48 years commending the Christian faith and addressing life’s greatest existential questions of origin, meaning, morality and […]

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Churches coping with COVID

by Lilianne Fuller     To say that the Coronavirus has changed the world would be an understatement. In the last 100 years, the world has not seen a global Pandemic. This is a disaster of unimaginable proportions, but it has not robbed us of our ability to communicate with each other. COVID-19 has changed […]

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COVID can’t stop prayer for camp

by Kelly Rempel   An annual event calling on Christians to pray for camp ministry is moving full-steam ahead, distance-style. Spearheaded by One Hope Canada in partnership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Camping International-Canada and Fellowship of Christian Camps (BC), Day of Prayer for Camp is a national project calling on Christians to pray for […]

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How early Christians handled their ‘COVID-19’

by Brian Stiller, Global Amassador, the World Evangelical Alliance Today, most of us sit confined in our homes, unsure of how widespread the COVID-19 virus is in our community, our country, or the world. I frequently open the app counting the global statistics and try to understand what life is like in places where the […]

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The Largest Coordinated Homelessness Count in Rural Alberta

by Danielle Moffatt   The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) recently released a report on homelessness and housing instability in rural Alberta, after undertaking, in partnership with the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA), the largest data collection effort to date. The survey included 1,771 individuals spread across 20 rural communities, representing […]

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Resources to help the isolation

by Josh Pruden   For many Canadians, these past weeks have been a real test. Can you handle being alone? Can you handle being stuck in close quarters with the same few people (your family) for days at a time? Can you really just make one shopping trip a week and remember to get everything […]

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A homeschooling mom for a season: A lens for seeing God’s good world

by Lavone Li (with Julia Cheung)   During this time of COVID-19 isolation, many moms have had to become homeschool moms. It is not easy, especially if you have to work from home too. Some words of wisdom from a full-time homeschooling mom. “What’s so bad about princesses and handsome princes?” “Well, for the most […]

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Kids On Track impacting families

by Cheryl B. Edwards   Kids on Track started in 1992 out of a local church in Edmonton, as a community outreach with, at the time, very little programming for children. The church was located in a high crime-rate neighbourhood and the church leadership asked Linda Roussel to head up the organization. They started with […]