Archive for October 2015

Beyond Voting: The Fetishization of the Ballot Box   Leave a comment

Efforts to get people to vote, complete with ballot-box selfies, loomed large on social media, but when casting a ballot is treated as the noblest thing you can do in a democracy, it accommodates a status quo of incredibly narrow choices.

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An excellent reflection on this important issue, written by Matthew Behrens, is available at:

https://nowtoronto.com/news/the-now-guide-to-the-2015/beyond-%23elxn42/

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Posted October 20, 2015 by allanbaker in Canadian society, Idle No More, Politics

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Real Hope Is About Doing Something   1 comment

Sometimes I discover wisdom years after it was captured in words. Chris Hedges, a former “foreign correspondent” with an M.Div. to his name, has done so in this reflection on HOPE.

Yes, it was published five years ago!

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/hope_in_the_21st_century_20101128

Jesus the Homeless

Jesus the Homeless – photo by Allan Baker

Posted October 7, 2015 by allanbaker in Christian Faith, Inspiration, Politics

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