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A Child Laughs — INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS IN CANADA FACING A HORRIBLE TRUTH

Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next four months I am sharing sections from the new book — A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren C. Tirabassi) Pilgrim Press, May … Continue reading

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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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