In 2011 two important interfaith statements were released on these issues – poverty and climate change – and the Christian Reformed Church in Canada supported both of them. Yet circulation was limited: were you ever made aware of these statements by your congregational leaders? Have you heard a sermon preached on these statements, or has your congregation used them in education or action strategies?
For many Christian Courier readers, being Reformed matters a lot. But we wanted to know if that was true for others in Reformed circles as well, and if so, why? Do Reformed churches have a relevant voice today, 500 years post-Reformation?
Darren Hakker wants to bring back vegetable gardens. In his words, “the fine art of gardening has skipped one, and in many cases two, generations. We need to bring back gardening – food is vital for our survival, and we need to reduce our dependence on grocery stores and restaurants to fill the void. We need to make food security a priority.”Login to View
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spent six years listening to former students, teachers and others, while they researched thousands of documents to verify what happened to several generations of indigenous children. More than 150,000 indigenous kids in total were forcibly taken from their homes to attend residential schools designed to “take the Indian out of the child.”
This editorial does not tell you how I became a Reformed Christian. To do that, I would have to give you a history of my ancestors. No, it reveals why I am a Reformed Christian. Asking “why” assumes that I have a choice in the matter. I could not have answered that question satisfactorily when I was a child. The why and the how were too closely intertwined then.Login to View
"But making food out of love for another person...is a little bit holy." Angela Bick's winning article: ow.ly/P0jTjTweeted 20 hours ago