NIAGARA UNCORKED: Mount Carmel puts faith in wine

Icewine Mount Carmel

Wines made at monasteries have always been highly regarded. In fact, some might say that quality wines were perfected in the Middle Ages by monks. The brothers of Mount Carmel Monastery hope to continue that tradition, this time on Canadian soil. The Niagara Falls monastery was founded in 1875 by the Carmelites, a Roman Catholic religious order and has survived […]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power


The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity comes to us from the Caribbean region: “Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power” (Exodus 15:6). The contemporary Caribbean is deeply marked by the dehumanizing project of colonial exploitation. In their aggressive pursuit of mercantile gains, the colonisers codified brutal systems which traded human beings and their forced […]

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Canada Summer Jobs: CCCB concerns and statement


Just before Christmas, the Government of Canada changed its requirements regarding applications for federal funding under its Canada Summer Jobs program. An attestation must now be included that “both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include […]

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