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Saturday
Sep292012

Kids with Voices Tackle a Dragon

By Marje Harrison

Kids with Voices taught children – many of whom had never been inside a church before – how to act, sing and construct costumes.

Photo: Marje Harrison

TRINITY CHURCH in Saint John, New Brunswick has a growing outreach programme: weekly meals for high school students, monthly breakfasts and dinners for anyone needy in the parish, and now a marvellous summer music programme for 7- to-11-year-olds.
Kids with Voices was introduced to the parish

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Friday
Jun222012

Rx for Deepening Debt

 

Pawnshops are thriving as more Canadians struggle with personal debt.
photo: Sue Careless

THE WORST THING about debt is that when you’re in it, it’s easy to get accustomed to being there. And the more accustomed you get to being there, the more your debt has a way of growing.
I know; my husband and I have been in debt. By the standards of the very comfortable-with-debt culture in which we live, our debt was modest; but it was persistent. In fact we allowed it to persist

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Friday
Jun222012

Canadian spearheads medical clinic in Mali

 

John Telgmann and Mama Djilla break the ground for the new Koura medical clinic.

Photo courtesy John Telgmann

By Debra Fieguth

FRIENDSHIP between a Canadian accountant and a Malian translation assistant that began 16 years ago has led to the establishment of a health centre in a remote African village. And along the way there have been spiritual transformation, political favour and lots of encouragement from friends and strangers.
It started when John Telgmann,

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Thursday
Apr122012

Soul Journey

 

Harry F. Newman with his grandchildren Aidan and Anna in 2002. Below: Newman was ordained an Anglican priest in Halifax in 1941, after being a curate at St Paul’s Halifax, and before taking his first parish in Kensington, PEI.

By Alex Newman

BEFORE MY 95-year-old father collapsed from cardiac arrest last Mother’s Day, I held pretty straightforward Christian views on dying – that is, that death should come without any human interference

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Thursday
Apr122012

Fridays on Francis Street

Purple (left), Erin and Amy present the Taiwanese food they made on a recent Friday night. (Photo: Debra Fieguth)

MAMA’S THE WORD for Fridays on Francis St.
They call me Mama Debra. Or Mama D, Mother Debra, Mom, or

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