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How I am responding to the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Controversy

Thank you so much to the many of you who have asked about how we (in my current work with Living Bible Explorers) is responding to the Canada Summer Jobs Grants controversy. If you’re not aware, the government of Canada has introduced a “small change” to the grant application process this year that has many religious groups and other groups concerned about personal freedoms in Canada.

Crafting at the Fall Retreat with our LBE girls

In short, the application requires that each organization sign an attestation that states:
Both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights, and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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In Christ

I’m a little drifty in my thoughts these days but I seem to have some more poetic expression.  It’s helping get what’s in my brain onto the page so I’ll give this a try to restart my writing here.

Jesus in you, us in Christ

Making all things new

Restoring homes, hope, future to what they were meant to be

That dream that drifted through your thoughts was not just passing gas or a fanciful fantasy

But the thoughts of the Divine.

New futures are reality waiting to happen.

Jesus in you making movies, making music, making money,

Leading churches, making others around us successful.

Abundant thinking.

Growing families where the divine lives and forms us into

The people we were made to be.

Poverty is vanquished – it was just a mask we wore anyway

We are inheriting the Kingdom.

In Christ.