It’s been 50 years since Andy Williams recorded the Christmas hit, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” And, as Canadians get set to key it up once again,they should know that they received an early … Continue Reading
Twenty-five years ago this summer, in Victoria, the United Church of Canada General Council wrestled with the issue of the ordination of openly gay and lesbian people to the Christian ministry.
The Council, … Continue Reading
Diane Scharf, longtime senior Parliament Hill support staffer, behaved Christianly, on May 29, when she told Ottawa Citizen investigative reporter Glen McGregor that she might be partly to blame for erroneous … Continue Reading
Kofi Annan, best known for his 1997-2006 stint as secretary-general of the United Nations, was in Ottawa last Thursday, May 23, to talk about pluralism.
I was interested in hearing him because Canadian … Continue Reading
It was a late night in the Mackey household in Ottawa yesterday (May 14/15). Somehow, the folk in our home province couldn't schedule the British Columbia election results to suit their eastern Canadian … Continue Reading
In recent weeks, Trinity Western University's (TWU) proposal for a law school has sparked much debate and discussion. The popular reaction from students, as reflected by tweets, status updates, and petitions, … Continue Reading
George Beverly (Bev) Shea, who always prefaced Billy Grahams sermons with a simple gospel song, passed away last week at the age of 104.
Shea, more than anyone on the Billy Graham team, had strong and … Continue Reading
As promised last week, I would like to use OttawaWatch, the next few weeks, to look at some ideas that might be radically conflict-resolving and that might take a few years or even decades to implement.
This … Continue Reading
Organizers of a Vancouver conference set for March 22 - 24 are hoping it will do something significant about reconciling secularism, religion and the common good. The gathering, dubbed Our Whole Society will take place at the downtown Vancouver campus of UBC, … Read full article
“Believe whatever you want, but don’t impose those beliefs on me!”
It’s a commonly held position, and summarizes the way that many people in our society think about the intersection of religious faith and public life.
A possible solution to the problem … Read full article
Earlier this year, the Vancouver School of Theology announced the sale of its Iona Building to UBC's Vancouver School of Economics.
While the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) $28 million sale of the iconic Iona Building 'castle' to the University of British … Read full article