Emerging from the restrictions of the pandemic, we now find ourselves embracing diverse ways of being and doing.
You can’t boil the ocean…but you can make many cups of tea! Use your energy wisely.
Domestic violence perptuates the cycle of poverty and contributes to creating criminals. In the absence and lack of educational opportunities, some people have limited choices to advance themselves economically. To survive, some women are forced to make compromises, and cannot live with integrity.
Sometimes God has a special call on our lives. It means that we just have to stop following the crowd that’s following Jesus and get into our own space with Him. It may well be that the Bible study group or church service is no longer nourishing you spiritually.
The evidence of life is growth. As we pass through the first full year of the pandemic, let us take some time to appreciate life. Our theme in the spring 2021 edition of The Anchor is ‘experiencing life.’
Engagée dans la tradition chrétienne de spiritualité, je me décris comme un éternel esprit évolutif, solidement chevillé à une expérience terrestre utile. Cela dit, je ne nierai pas que mon expérience terrestre est façonnée par mon sexe, mon appartenance ethnique et mon héritage culturel.
Deeply committed to the Christian tradition of spirituality, I define myself as an eternal, evolving spirit, having a purposeful, earthly experience. That said, I won’t deny that my earthly experience is shaped by my gender, ethnicity, and cultural heritage.
The resilience of Black people in their struggle for equal rights and justice is testimony to the faithfulness of God. Black History Month also reminds us of how far Black people have come, taking all Canadians further along the road to a more just society. But the journey is far from being over. Harriet Tubman’s exhortation to fugitive slaves to “keep going,” inspires us all to continue to push forward until all lives matter, until systemic racism is dismantled and until Black History is recognized as integral to the history of all Canadians.
As social institutions take steps to dismantle systemic racism and the divisions it has created and perpetuates, the Church must also embark on the difficult journey of self-examination to determine how it has disenfranchised groups based on their race, and how systemic racism is perpetuated whether intentionally or unintentionally, within its structures and structural practices.
31 December 2020 was my last day as Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal. Even though this was the most challenging year ever in my career, I can say without a doubt that 2020 was the best ever. I am in a place of gratitude, thankful for the opportunity to have led the amazing team at the Society. I am grateful to the members of my LinkedIn network for the resources you have shared, which have supported my professional development.