In this brief and provocative session, the history of colonialism and the implications for the Indigenous community will be reviewed. It will be emphasizing the current reconciliation efforts and inviting participants to take responsibility in Canada’s history by exploring what reconciliation is and what it means to them.
Being honest with others is an important foundation for right relation with others. How about with oneself? What helps us be honest with ourselves? The fourth of twelve steps toward recovery pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous is to take an inventory of the self. How might such a practice benefit every one of us?
Is honesty the best policy in all situations? Are there boundaries to honesty? Is your expression of honesty aligned with your values?
In the Christian tradition Easter is a celebration of new life through redemption from limitations of humanity. There are many ways in which we not only live with, but to some degree foster, internal limitations that obstruct fully experiencing life. Today we will explore the impact that deception has on our pursuit to live to our truest and fullest potential, and how appreciating its impact can bring us new life.
Given that over 40% of first time marriages (and 60% of second marriages) end in divorce, in an attempt to discover what the key factors are in sustaining a long marriage Cheryl has conducted a small survey among married couples. Most have been married over 25 years and several over 45 years although a couple of insightful respondents, now divorced, have offered thoughts in hindsight about what would have saved their marriages. Cheryl is excited to share the results of her survey with you.
Creation is often a two sided coin, one side representing our human ability to create something from nothing, or something using tools and imagination. The other side of that coin being that part of creation that we do not have control over, that we might not even have understanding of. Such as how the universe was created or why is it still expanding. This richness of the word Creation brings to mind the mystery of creative powers, both of our own powers, but also the creative powers of the Universe. Let us explore these mysteries together, not necessarily to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening, but to revel at the power, the mystery and the creation.
Our society offers increasing opportunities for religious travel, to visit, engage and encounter diverse religious communities. Does such "travel" matter? What is its importance and what does it offer us? In this talk, an experienced traveller and guide for others will look back on what such travel has taught him.
Random grace. Casual grace. Saving grace. Universal grace. Transcendent grace. Transformative grace. All are here around us and among us. This is why we live constantly in grace.
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As a Program Manager at USC Canada, an international social justice and development agency that works with farming communities to secure local food and seed in a system to support sustainable livelihoods, Kate will tell us about projects carried out by the USC, especially in Bangladesh.
It seems that fear is part of our human existence. Shall we work to banish it from our lives or should we strive to be its friend?
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