A young man in search of truth left his village, saying goodbye to family and all that he knew. Just outside the village he met an old man sitting in the shade of a tree, his back against the trunk. 185 more words
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The debut feature film of B.C.’s Connor Gaston, 26, is a crisis-of-faith drama that centres around reincarnation.
After gaining wide attention through his short films, Gaston is looking forward to seeing how audiences respond to the premiere of The Devout, which follows an evangelical Christian schoolteacher who has a crisis when his young daughter, who is dying from cancer, tells him she had a previous life. 867 more words
My Saturday column – Tears are not enough: Migrant crisis calls for reality check – went against the grain of typical Canadian media coverage.
Nevertheless, I was surprised to receive an overwhelming number of responses, most of them supportive. 2,065 more words
Is it becoming harder to raise a reader?
Encouraging people to become lifelong readers requires more than sharing bedtime stories with children.
While reading books to youngsters remains a delight for parents and grandparents, the effort to advance literacy calls for a lifelong dedication not only to reading, but to discussing what we read. 800 more words
Two weeks after the heartbreaking photo of drowned toddler Alan Kurdi exploded onto the global scene, reality has been settling in.
The image of a Syrian boy in blue shorts on a Turkish beach contains an existential truth about the suffering of innocents. 1,353 more words