While parades, decorations, and mall wonderlands herald the coming of Christmas, it’s easy to overlook Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, especially when it arrives so early in the holiday season, as it does this year.
Post secondary students learn the power of music as a therapeutic tool at Canadian Mennonite University’s music therapy program, the only one of its kind offered on the prairies.
Would replacing ‘all thy sons’ with ‘all of us’ make Canada’s national anthem more inclusive? At the very least, it may allow us to consider the larger meaning to the words in ‘O Canada’.
The more we read and hear about the proposed Charter of Values in Quebec, the less sense it makes out here on the prairies, or anywhere else in Canada, for that matter.
It started with a garden intended to beautify the neighbourhood.Today, it’s blossoming into a deep friendship between Sikh and Mennonite congregations in North Kildonan.
The minority separatist government of Pauline Marois will soon introduce a Charter of Quebec Values, which may prohibit the wearing of all religious headwear and other personal religious symbols in all public institutions.
Louisville’s Walk for Compassion was organized by those wanting to end violence and demonstrate they are in control of their streets. It was so inspiring to see families and all generations represented.
There we were – a Ukrainian Catholic and a Lutheran with front row seats at an incredibly rich and significant Hindu ceremony, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Compassion doesn’t mean buying someone coffee. Acting with compassion means choosing how we face the tough stuff – how we listen to the suffering of others and offer assistance that is meaningful.
There are three essentials to any meditation technique: relaxation, nonjudgement and witnessing. Meditation is about living in the here and now, being aware and not allowing your mind to take you into the future.