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January 16, 2015
A whole new take on local, when it comes to food
A whole new take on local, when it comes to food

From Toronto to Vancouver, Chicago to California, Seoul, South Korea to Havana, Cuba and points in between, Jennifer Cockrall-King explores the future of food in Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution (Prometheus Books, 2012).

January 16, 2015
Climate change in Ontario?
Climate change in Ontario?

As part of a regular update to the Sisters of Service, who co-fund the Integrity of Creation position of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation team, Bridget Doherty gives an update on the work of energy poverty.

January 15, 2015
Behind the peace pole: truth
Behind the peace pole: truth

In the midst of global tragedies and conflicts, we, Sisters of Providence, erected a simple white peace pole in front of the entrance to our Motherhouse this summer. It has black lettering. And there it stands in simple juxtaposition to the sufferings of the world.

September 2, 2014
Telling a different story about war
Telling a different story about war

Two oil paintings. Two artists who painted battlefield scenes. Two dramatically different ways of telling a story.

August 26, 2014
For the child taken, for the parent left behind
For the child taken, for the parent left behind

Listen to your heart * Listen to the Creator * As leaders, as women, we have to be strong to stand alone and we have to move forward * Go beyond the evil dark energy * Put your children close to your heart * If you don’t have an elder adopt one to learn from them.

April 8, 2014
But I'm Hungry
But I'm Hungry

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation staff member Tara Kainer's first book of poetry was published in 2011 by Hidden Brook Press. She read this poem at the Put Food in the Budget inquiry into poverty in Ontario in September.

April 7, 2014
Precariat: A new word for an old and growing problem
Precariat: A new word for an old and growing problem

The precariat? What's that? The funny-sounding word has recently been creeping from university seminar rooms into public discussion. Precarious work + the proletariat = the "precariat."

April 7, 2014
'Energy poverty' - when it costs too much to stay warm
'Energy poverty' - when it costs too much to stay warm

Imagine you have two children. You work full time at the store down the road. Your husband is a cook at the local restaurant. When the bill for heating and lighting your home arrives, you receive quite a shock.

May 3, 2013
'I just can't figure out why our boys had to go through that'
'I just can't figure out why our boys had to go through that'

Those 13 words speak volumes about the why of war. Particularly since they were uttered at a 1936 Vimy Ridge Pilgrimage by Canada’s first Silver Cross Mother.

May 3, 2013
3rd World Canada youth drum up support for change
3rd World Canada youth drum up support for change

Last fall, the Sisters of Providence, the Rotary Club of Cataraqui, Kingston, along with a host of organizations and caring citizens, welcomed the 3rd World Canada Tour.

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