Euthanasia Prevention Coalition



Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Beliefs Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of someone by action or omission, with or without that person’s consent, for what are claimed to be compassionate reasons. Assisted suicide is counselling, abetting, or an act of aiding someone to kill himself or herself. Members of the Coalition believe that euthanasia and assisted suicide should be treated […]

Accumulated Faith – Peter Marty



Accumulated Faith – Peter Marty

Faith is a way of life that acquires its layers and contours incrementally, often imperceptibly. Jason and I retreated to the ICU waiting room to talk about his mother’s precipitous decline. Moments earlier the attending physician had spoken of her imminent death. “Six to 12 hours—maybe,” he said. I wanted to chat with Jason. Marie […]

Mutual Benefits of Church-School Partnerships



Mutual Benefits of Church-School Partnerships

Jake McGlothin says it’s only logical that the two most important social institutions in our society should work together. He outlines what churches can share with schools as well as how engagement with schools can positively impact a congregation. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/mutual-benefits-church-school-partnerships/?utm_source=cc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LI20240110

Four last things



Four last things

An advent reflection by Canon Jon Lownds Death, judgement, heaven and hell Fifty years ago, when I (Jon+) began in ordained ministry, the season of Advent, the four Sundays before Christmas, focussed on four “last things:” death, judgement, heaven and hell. With the Advent this year being as short as possible, and largely ignored even […]

A letter from Muslim and Jewish leaders in Fredericton



A letter from Muslim and Jewish leaders in Fredericton

Given the recent rise in antisemitism and incidents of islamophobia across Canada and abroad, Darul Arqam – Fredericton, a local Muslim group and the Rabbi of the Fredericton Jewish community, have joined together during this troubling and chaotic time, to make a statement appealing for peace amongst the general public and our communities at-large. The […]

Advent waiting



Advent waiting

An advent reflection by Canon Jon Lownds “The Meaning is in the Waiting” by Paula Gooder is the Advent 2023 Diocesan Study book choice and being discussed in an online / Zoom conversation. After reading the Introduction and first chapter, I decided to join the conversation. Early the next morning, while reflecting on and praying […]