We who have been justified through Jesus’ crucifixion, must now pray for love and justice to prevail in the world, through the empowering courage of the Holy Spirit to act through service to the oppressed, the marginalized and the downtrodden. If not us, who will?
Storytelling can be hard. It is uncomfortable to recount the acts of injustice, the cruelty of slavery and the complex issues of race relations. It is important to tell the story of Black people as it is intertwined with the story of all of us here in North America. And yes, telling the story of slavery is still relevant as we are living with the legacy of slavery.
“Philanthropy is commendable but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” Let us remember that there is so much more work to do! #martinlutherking#martinlutherkingjr Christ in you, the hope of glory. That’s why glory matters. @glorymatters camilleisaacsmorell.com
Open Door. From the Inside Out. is a book published by Communitas Montreal, an organization that uses restorative justice to assist persons who have been incarcerated reintegrate into society.
Bishop Tutu was unapologetic in the defense of the rights of all people, yet as chairman of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, he is widely known for his insistence on forgiveness and public apology as the way forward in the aftermath of apartheid.
Please sign petition e3697 that recommends:
Reduction of preventable diagnoses through health promotion and disease prevention services
Deceleration of risks and symptoms through a standardized national cognitive assessment test
Reversal of symptoms in persons with mild cognitive impairment through access to clinical trials financed through public/private sector funding
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.
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.
A Tribute to John Isaacs on Father’s Day 2020 Six years ago, I had my last conversation with my Dad. He slept his way into eternity two weeks later, having the final chapter of his life on this earth ended by Alzheimer’s disease. Father’s Day brings back many memories of our long conversations throughout everyContinue reading “Violence and awareness lessons learned from my father”
After watching the 9-minute video clip of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin using his knee to press the last breath out of George Floyd, we need to hear Chauvin’s side of the story. I swore as I angrily smashed my tablet against my chair and screamed in pain watching Chauvin’s brutality and the indifference ofContinue reading “Why we need to hear Derek Chauvin’s side of the story”