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Rainbow benches coming to four Delta rec centres

Delta will be getting four rainbow park benches as part of the city’s efforts to “promote diversity and inclusion.” Council endorsed several recommendations aimed at proactively promoting diversity and inclusion “both corporately and within the community”…

Letter of Support after Pride and Trans Flags Vandalized

Letter of Support after Pride and Trans Flags Vandalized

Crossroads hung Pride and Trans flags in early July, 2019. On July 21, the flags were vandalized, and we put the following message on our sign: “LGBTQ Flags: $240. Solidarity against hate: Priceless. Welcome”. We received this open letter and a cheque…

A Letter from Nora about Right Relations work, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2019

A Note from Nora on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Occasionally in a dream I find myself in my childhood home. My family moved there before I was born, and my parents lived in that same house until well after I had moved out and bought my first house. My memories there are good ones, and in the dreams…

Atheist Rev. Gretta Vosper’s case reveals a church’s ‘worm theology’

  Listen to Rev. Cari’s reference to this “story” in her sermon given on November 25, 2018.   Written by Douglas Todd   With atheist Rev. Gretta Vosper celebrating her victory, the church officials’ decision fits a long-standing pattern in the denomination, which places supreme value on being ‘inclusive.’     File photo: Vosper at…

North Delta Refugee Project Logo: October 3, 2018 Update

North Delta Refugee Project Update

The North Delta Refugee Project (NDRP), created in November of 2015, is a joint initiative by members of four local churches.   The first priority of the NDRP was to sponsor a Syrian family. We have also done a substantial amount of work with government assisted refugees living in our area.   Our sponsored family…

Rob Copeman-Haynes was still all smiles as his one-man vigil came to a close on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (James Smith photo)

North Delta man’s vigil highlights waste during spring clean up

Rob Copeman-Haynes was still all smiles as his one-man vigil came to a close on Thursday, April 19. (James Smith photo)     One-man vigil reflects on our throwaway culture and contemplates a return to actually fixing things For many Delta residents, the city’s annual spring clean up is a chance to rid themselves of…

This is an actual stained-glass window that Hamilton-area artist John Edward Martin built to illustrate Michael Coren's story on the struggle for Canadian Christianity.

Cross purposes: The battle for Christianity in Canada

OPINION by Michael Coren   The Christian left and right are in a tug-of-war for the future of faith in this country. Is it still possible to find a middle path where social justice and spirituality can come together?   John Edward Martin is a Hamilton-based artist who specializes in traditional painted stained glass. He…

Syrian Refugee Family Arrives at the Vancouver Airport and is welcomed by family members already in Canada

North Delta Refugee Project Welcomes Newcomer Family

A Joyous Welcome!     On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 members of the North Delta Refugee Project (NDRP) steering committee from four North Delta churches, as well as family members who are already resident in Canada, made their way to the Vancouver International Airport. Our family was to arrive on a domestic flight from Toronto,…

Jean-Vanier

A Special Message From Jean Vanier

Enjoy this series of touching and uplifting messages from Jean Vanier, Companion of the Order of Canada and founder of L’Arche on the occasion of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary. At 88, Jean Vanier is truly the scion in winter. The child of two of Canada’s most remarkable figures, Georges and Pauline Vanier, he used the manifold…