Apparently, my mom has some direct ancestors that were born in Germany and came over around 1845 and lived in Gillespie County, Texas. It seems that they were a tight-knit community and tended to marry into every single Germany family… 368 more words
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UBC philosophy professor Paul Russell has won a humanities grant from the Swedish government worth about $12 million Cdn.
The specialist in moral reasoning and Scottish philosopher David Hume will work with the giant grant over a 10-year period while going back and forth between UBC and the University of Gothenberg. 638 more words
Many Canadians make the case for compassion when they maintain the country should retain one of the world’s most generous rates for welcoming immigrants and refugees. 1,313 more words
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who fought successfully against apartheid in South Africa, came out strongly in favour of assisted suicide this month.
He is the latest leading Christian figure to offer support for the idea of “dying with dignity” through this form of euthanasia. 822 more words