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”