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Book Review: The News: A User’s Manual by Alain de Botton

From the Catalyst, Summer 2015

The News: A User’s Manual
By Alain de Botton

Signal, 2014

Reviewed by Brad Wassink

Given the profound impact the news has on our lives – how we use our time, spend our money, and cast our votes – the media deserves much more focus in our public justice...

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Syrian Refugees

Churches left in the dark on changes to refugee policy

In November 2011, a church submitted an application to sponsor a family of eight to come to Canada. At first, things were moving along well. The family was interviewed less than a year later, in July 2012. But now, more than two years since that interview and three years since the application was submitted, not...

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Editor’s Note – Winter 2014

From The Catalyst Winter 2014 We live in troubled times. Every day there is more news of disease, strife, and war from across the world. We were recently reminded that these atrocities do not stop at our border. October 22 was a horrible, strange, and uncertain day for those who work in downtown Ottawa and, indeed, for...

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