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The spiritual practice of making plans

A religious life has a different view of time and power. We are neither the beginning nor the end. I am not in charge of this universe. I just work here. I am responsible to act faithfully and truthfully. I am not responsible for the final outcome. - Ursula Franklin In my public-policy work, we are always […]

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Holiday Cheer and a Spirited New Year

Holiday Cheer and a Spirited New Year

“I’ve grown impatient with the kind of debate we used to have about whether the optimists are right or the pessimists are right. Neither are right. There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair.” – Donella Meadows These dark, holiday day can be a real […]

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A Call to Be Faithfully Disruptive

From Christine Boyle, at the KAIROS Canada Intergenerational Gathering – Oct 2013   I was raised on unceded Musqueam territory. I’m a middle child, and my sisters and I were raised in the United Church. We were raised with all of the deep justice teachings of our shared traditions. And also, we were raised to […]

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Article: Imagining a Moral Economy for British Columbia

Imagining a Moral Economy for British Columbia By Christine Boyle and Seth Klein, Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Read in TheTyee.ca Construction worker helping to build the new Surrey city hall. Photo by waferboard from Your BC: The Tyee’s Photo Pool. “If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage.” — From the mission […]

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Oct 21st Event: How Can Spirituality Empower the Environmental Movement?

Sacred Earth Forum: How Can Spirituality Empower the Environmental Movement? A Conversation with: Rabbi Michael Lerner & Chief Rueben George, facilitated by Anjali Appadurai. With invited respondents from leading environmental and spiritual organizations: Sukhvinder Vinning, Ben West, Christine Boyle and Louise Mangan. Join Rabbi Michael Lerner and Chief Rueben George for a thought-provoking and action […]

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Living out Reconciliation

Next week the Truth and Reconciliation Commission comes to Vancouver, for four days of truth-telling about this histories of abuse, colonization, struggle and resilience on this land. And it could not be more important. Not only is the history of Indian Residential Schools an atrocity that deserves retelling within our collective historic memory. But the […]

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Faith and Social Movements VIDEO

Faith and Social Movements VIDEO

On May 23rd, we gathered a wise and diverse room of people to discuss the role of faith in social movements. It was a lively evening. For more on the details of the conversation and the panelist bios, click here. If you missed it, or you just want to re-live it, the video link is […]

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Climate Divestment & Moral Calls to Action

Climate Divestment & Moral Calls to Action

This Thursday, May 23rd, Spirited Social Change is co-hosting a dialogue in Vancouver on the question of whether Faith has a role in Social Movements. I just finished reading a book on The Rebellious Life of Ms. Rosa Parks, and it’s clear to me that faith has played an important role in past movements. In […]

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