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Practice of lament can open the door to hope

Practice of lament can open the door to hope

Lament is normal and necessary. It is a doorway into something beyond suffering, sadness, and anger. It provides the opportunity to find hope through our tears. Neither must ever be neglected.
Recovering our right relationship with the Earth

Recovering our right relationship with the Earth

As Christians enter the 50-day Season of Easter, Hope calls us to join in that most ancient, blessed, and worthy responsibility: care for our precious, sacred, endangered Earth.
Resurrection of Jesus can change the way we think

Resurrection of Jesus can change the way we think

Though Christians interpret what resurrection means in varying ways, at the heart of the message of Easter is a celebration that the world can be changed by love, and the power of love being even stronger than death.
The challenge and lessons of grief relevant today in the Easter weekend message

The challenge and lessons of grief relevant today in the Easter weekend message

I have been reflecting on the significance of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Christians have commemorated over the last 20 centuries. For me, each day in Holy Week has its own reflection and ethos leading up to the incomparable events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Neighbours are marching for open futures

Neighbours are marching for open futures

It is heartening seeing rallies for Gaza each weekend at the BC legislature. And there is hope that our religious traditions can teach us how to listen and work together for a better future for all.
Sacred teachings and festivals a reminder to be agents of positive change

Sacred teachings and festivals a reminder to be agents of positive change

Ancient religious teachings can show us a way to turn our world the rightside up - to be agents for positive change . If like me you believe that together we can be agents for positive change and live in a world filled with peace and compassion, than you are a person of faith.
What does living your 'best life' mean to you?

What does living your 'best life' mean to you?

What’s your best life? How does it make room for others to not only survive, but potentially thrive?
Living into the season of Lent differently with a fresh perspective

Living into the season of Lent differently with a fresh perspective

For Lent this year, those of us who journey together as members of Emmaus and AbbeyChurch are living into the season a bit differently
Honouring the ministers all around our community

Honouring the ministers all around our community

The Zone provides not only a daily curated playlist for Victoria – a ministry in itself – but its hosts accompany all of us listeners as we just try to get through whatever life has handed us.
Our choices, conscious or not, determine who we are

Our choices, conscious or not, determine who we are

it is when we put away the technology and take quiet moments that we can make the best choices for our lives