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Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving

I invited six Canadians I know from the book A Child Laughs: Prayers of Justice and Hope that Maria Mankin and I just finished editing in the spring to share something for Canadian Thanksgiving. Some sent photographs and some sent … Continue reading

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Honoring the land heritage indigenous people every day

Today is a day of clergy action at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where water protectors have joined more than 200 indigenous nations opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Violence has been a significant response since late last week. Our prayer … Continue reading

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Hate-filled Protestors — A Prayer of Confession

R. Matthew Stevens shares this prayer of confession. It is a first contribution to A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope forthcoming from Pilgrim Press and edited by Maria Mankin and Maren Tirabassi. For more information or to … Continue reading

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Sock It to Me Sunday

OK sometimes I cannot resist. I know that I have been sharing quite a bit from Canada recently, but Matthew Stevens description of “Sock it to Me Sunday” just struck me as so simple and silly and lovely, that I … Continue reading

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Autumn in Canada, Spring in Aotearoa

In one day I received first from Beverley Osborn a light-hearted rhyme celebrating the return of spring to Stewart Island, found at the southern tip of the south island of New Zealand/Aotearoa. she writes this: I also received a happy … Continue reading

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Prayers for Toxic Tour, Ontario Canada

Here is a prayer: Creator, grant us the strength of purpose to make this shit end. Show us how to make the politicos and officials give a damn. Teach them how to curb their rapacious greed and avarice. Amen Matthew … Continue reading

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Response of the Churches … Canada

Matthew Stevens writes this … All My Relations: No doubt many of you will have already read the Response of the Churches to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, that was presented in Ottawa on June 2, 2015, however … Continue reading

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