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IN EVERY ISSUE
A big boost for Foodgrains Bank; speaking
out on climate change; a snapshot of the
World Social Forum; and the return of
20 BIBLE STUDY
Peace as gospel, and crisis in the world.
By Sungjae Kim
22 WORSHIP CALENDAR
& SCRIPTURE CONNECTIONS
Worship for special Sundays; passages on
the theme of right relations and refugees.
23 KICK-START: PROGRAMS FOR
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Exploring the Magi: Advent for all ages.
By the Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt
27 PROGRAM BOOST: WORKSHOPS
27 Coming together. By Sarah Chapman
29 Language Lessons. By Kristine Greenaway
30 Dignity for All. By Darlene O’Leary
32 On the cover Gender 101. By Anna White
35 THIS WORKED
Making right relations a part of ministry;
faith groups unite to sponsor refugees;
Advent Unwrapped; the many sides of
adoption; faith and fabric art; worship
From apology toward reconciliation.
By Susan Beaver
46 WORDS AND IMAGES
Small-group studies for The Illegal by
Canadian author Lawrence Hill, and the
Oscar-winning movie The Revenant.
By Heather Macdonald and Springwater Hester-
10 SPIRIT, FORESTS, AND FESTIVALS
Doing church in a new way. By Henri Lock
48 CONFRONTING RACISM
Hashtag headline events took place outside
Canada, but Canadians must talk about
racial issues. By the Rev. Debbie McMillan