Synthetic biology combines biology and engineering and is concerned with re-designing and re-assembling life forms – and creating new life forms. In the fight against malaria, this has the potential of sparing millions of lives.
On Saturday, October 28, 2017 18 people from the Presbytery of Niagara met at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls for a half-day workshop entitled “Light Up the World” (Matt. 5: 13-16). Participants explored concepts and values related to evangelism and justice using Matthew 5: 13-16 (salt and light), and based on the Lectio Divina method which includes silence and contemplative reflection on a scripture passage.
Dr. Heather Erika Johnston (1930-2014) was a lifelong ecumenist and justice-seeker. Born in Germany, her Lutheran clergy father was forced to choose between state and church and became one of the founding members of the underground church in Nazi Germany. And that was just the beginning of her journey.
The 2017 Restorative Justice Symposium took place November 19-21 in Ottawa. It welcomed speakers from New Zealand, and had a special focus on ways to indigenize justice through restorative practices.
Some migrants in Canada have a pathway to permanent residency in Canada; however most workers come through the Temporary Foreign Workers Program that can leave them tremendously vulnerable.
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of several hundred non-governmental organizations from over 100 countries, promoting the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
A new Epiphany resource is now available from KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. “Gifts for Another Way” is a booklet for justice seekers, based on Lectionary Year B readings for the season of Epiphany 2018.