We Stand with Refugees

We Stand with Refugees

June 20, 2016 – This was a day to stand together with refugees. And, stand together we did within the city of Toronto. Within Nathan Phillips Square, the Mayor of the City of Toronto, John Tory, marked the day with a proclamation in the city,

“NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim June 20, 2016 as World Refugee Day in the City of Toronto.”

Across Canada, cities such as Windsor, Ottawa, Vancouver, Regina, and Montreal, held their own celebrations and others declared their own proclamations.

Radical Grace

Radical Grace

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Grace?’ Do you think of mealtime prayers? Do you think of dancers and their practiced movements? How about someone who is kind, and gentle? How often do we think of grace as something that is still, quiet, and well mannered?

Best Places to Seek Silence

Best Places to Seek Silence

I love libraries! But they are not always quiet places, as you may know. The other day while in the library, I picked up the book Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 and found a chapter titled, “Best Places to Seek Silence.” I smiled when I saw the photo of Iona Abbey on the bottom of the page. Now, the Abbey and the island of Iona are indeed beautiful places, but during the height of the tourist season they are not actually the best place to seek silence.