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How to get the Christian message in the media

CFRB 1010 radio host and Toronto Sun columnist Jerry Agar gave a talk to the Christian Heritage Party convention in Hamilton, Ont., Nov, 6 on “how to speak reporter” so Christians can get heard by the media. He said just as liberals and conservatives often do not speak the same language, Christians and members of the media often do not speak the [...]

2014-12-08T20:52:03-05:00December 8, 2014|Religion|

Conservative government offers tax relief for families

On Oct. 30, the Conservative government announced a bouquet of tax relief and other benefits for families with children, including the fulfilment of 2011 election promise to implement income splitting. Most significantly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the Universal Child Care Benefit would be expanded. The benefit would be boosted from $100 to $160 per month for children under seven, and [...]

2014-12-08T20:49:46-05:00December 8, 2014|Marriage and Family, Politics|

UNFPA report urges rights to sex, drugs and abortion for children

Upon release of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) annual report, The State of World Population 2014, UNFPA executive director Babatunde Osotimehin lauded the record number of global youth as “potential for economic and social progress” but the report claims that to realize a “demographic dividend” abortion and contraception must be made readily available to adolescents. The report also calls for liberalization [...]

2014-12-08T20:38:29-05:00December 8, 2014|Abortion, Sex Education|

Three national abortion groups merge

From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, and community outreach. The campaign is in its eighth year, and the number [...]

2014-12-08T20:35:29-05:00December 8, 2014|Abortion|

Success stories from 40 Days for Life

Participants in the Fall 2014 40 Days for Life in Winnipeg. From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, [...]

2014-12-08T20:33:26-05:00December 8, 2014|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life|

A post-Ghomeshi rethink of sexual ethics

Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg, who are working on a book about the sexual revolution, had a column in the Calgary Herald this past weekend about Jian Ghomeshi that is less about the (alleged) serial abuser of women than it is about the culture that created him. They question why consent is the only standard of acceptable behaviour and note that sexual [...]

2014-12-08T11:39:20-05:00December 8, 2014|Soconvivium|

Trudeau puts his illiberalism on display in memoir

Common Ground by Justin Trudeau (HarperCollins, $32.50, 343 pages) Liberal leader Justin Trudeau released his combination memoirs/extended campaign manifesto for the 2015 federal election. Anyone who has followed the career of Justin Trudeau will find nothing new or surprising despite the copious listicles that appeared following the book’s publication in October (the CBC’s “Seven surprising revelations from Common Ground”or CTV’s “10 surprising [...]

2014-12-04T08:48:46-05:00December 4, 2014|Announcements, Book Review, Features, Politics|

Homeschooling is countercultural

Brigitte Pellerin points to an excellent post about staying sane as a homeschooling parent, and adds an important point herself: If you're homeschooling many people will automatically assume you're not sane to begin with, and they do have a point, so don't overstress yourself. You do what's best for your family and that's just that. You do not need to conform to other people's expectations [...]

2014-12-03T14:01:54-05:00December 3, 2014|Soconvivium|
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