Israel’s false logic on Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry with other diplomats in Geneva on Nov. 22. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of State

The big powers, …

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PeaceQuest on Canada’s wars

Mother Canada at the Vimy memorial in France

A government that recently spent millions of dollars memorializing the War of 1812 plans to spend much more, commemorating the centennial of the First World War and re-dedicating the …

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Pacifism in Canada, a debate

Canadian war graves near Vimy, France

On November 8, I published a blog piece that provided a description of Christian pacifism and some arguments on its behalf.  I wrote it intentionally to appear prior to Remembrance Day. I wrote that …

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Pacifism and Remembrance Day 2013

Pacifist Fr. Daniel Berrigan being arrested, Wikipedia

A friend and I taught a night course at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality in 2012 about Christian pacifism. Had you asked me when I began if I was a …

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New Brunswick's shale gas protests

Dallas McQuarrie, New Brunswick shale gas protests

By Dallas McQuarrie, Saint-Ignace, New Brunswick

When 150 RCMP officers, a sniper team and dogs stormed a previously peaceful camp of those protesting against shale gas exploration near Rexton, New Brunswick on …

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Climate change and Canadian churches

Climate change: adding an ethical perspective

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its most recent report. The blue ribbon group of scientists concluded that is 95 percent certain that global warming is occurring, that it is caused mainly …

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Navy Yard shooting and U.S. gun culture

Obama can’t pass gun safety measures

The recent shooting death of 13 Americans at the Navy Yard military centre in Washington D.C. is a tragic but commonplace occurrence. Mother Jones magazine says that there have now been …

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Quebec's right wing Charter of Values

Bernard Landry, Charter of ValuesPhoto courtesy Creative Commons

The Parti Quebecois government has created controversy by proposing the Charter of Quebec Values aimed at restricting public sector employees from wearing religious symbols — turbans, head scarves, skullcaps and presumably …

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