ByJune 25, 2020
Desmond Cole raises a wide range of stories and experiences including microaggressions in employment, anti-black racism in education, the oppression of Indigenous Peoples, and violent police brutality.
With reports from NASA detailing the increased presence and intensity of climate-related catastrophes across the globe, our absolute need to address the climate phenomena has become more imperative than ever. In light of this, I picked up David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming to garner a clearer understanding of what the physical ramifications of continued global warming will look like and to gain a better sense of how all-pervasive the issue of climate change really is.
Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future is a captivating collection of personal accounts compiled by the Former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change.
According to these two Protestant professors at the Toronto School of Theology, the collapse of the vitality of Christian religion in Canada is “very recent.” This fact has serious ramifications for all Canadians, whether religious or not.
Acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, Tanya Talaga’s newest work, All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward is a product of the CBC’s Massey Lectures Series.
By Tima Kurdi Simon & Schuster, 2018 Review by Deborah Mebude The Boy on the Beach is an intimate retelling of a family’s tragedy, one that woke up the world to the Syrian refugee crisis. Author and Syrian-Canadian Tima Kurdi brings to life the story of her nephew Alan Kurdi, the two-year-old boy…
Journeys to Justice includes stories and reflections offered by a variety of justice seekers these past forty years. [Gunn] reveals in his own words and through the words of others, a desperation to make our world right and holy. This is not work done in isolation but rather it is communal work.
“Dangerous memory” is how Rev. Christine Boyle characterizes the heritage of Christian social action in the ten stories in Journeys to Justice. Hopeful, inspiring memories is the intent of Joe Gunn, according to his introductory letter to his children and the next generation. Can they be both dangerous and inspiring?
Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough Hardcover
By Doug Saunders
Knopf Canada, 2017
Reviewed by Gloria Nafziger
I was fascinated by Doug Sunders’ recent book Maximum Canada. Like many Canadians, I support immigration to Canada, believe that multiculturalism is a good thing, and think we need new immigrants to help sustain our economy, particularly as our current birth rate will not support the needs of an aging population.
The Boat People
By Sharon Bala
McClelland & Stewart, 2018
Reviewed by Deborah Mebude
The Boat People is inspired by the untold stories of hundreds of Tamil refugees who arrived on British Columbia’s coast in 2009 and 2010. It depicts the tension between the slow pace of government protocols and the urgent needs of refugees in search of protection.