Category Archives: peace

A Peace Minded Traveler

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite people, a friend and fellow writer and someone who always challenges me as he challenges the norms of society. Aiden Enns is the founder and editor of an award-winning … Continue reading

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A New Resolve

Last week, I wrote about That Resolution. Today, I’m writing about This One. On New Year’s Day I went to a yoga class at Haven Wellness and Yoga in Abbotsford – a fabulous new studio here in town. The owner, … Continue reading

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My wish for you and yours…

God bless us, every one.

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Bangladesh – what have we learned?

When you treat workers as cheap labor it’s difficult to care for them. The long term solution to this is simply responsible entrepreneurship – Nazma Akhter, president of the Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation (Union of Garment Workers Association) A year … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, Good will to all

  I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old familiar carols play And wild and sweet the words repeat Of Peace on Earth, Good Will to all! -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The three wise men and I wish you … Continue reading

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To remember…

As a person dedicated to active peace-making, I wrestle with this day. I heartily agree with the sentiment “Lest we forget” – we should never forget that war is evil, that innocent people die in war because of decisions made … Continue reading

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On Truth, Reconcilation, Peace and Thrift

This is not going to be a typical post because it has absolutely nothing to do with thrift shopping. It does, however, have to do with peace and I am, after all, a thrift shopper for peace! Something very important … Continue reading

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To be and not to buy

A couple of months ago I blogged about a wedding. Anna-Marie and Daniel got married in May and I was struck by the care and thought that went into their day. Nothing was done “just because that’s how it’s done” … Continue reading

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Back to Bangladesh

So how much have you been thinking about the factory collapse in Bangladesh that happened in April? I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I was pleased to see this excellent cover story on this in last Saturday’s edition of … Continue reading

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Contrasts in Courtenay

Contrasts in Courtenay Last week I wrote about the Black Creek MCC World Relief Fair and my fun in their Rummage Sale tent. The weather that weekend was crazy – torrential rain that turned into glorious sunshine – which lasted … Continue reading

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