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Church support is crucial, both here and in Ukraine

Churches and ministries are working hard to help Ukrainians, both locally and in Ukraine and the neighbouring nations. Ukrainian churches are leading the way. Here are just a couple of examples that have been noted by the media: Holy Eucharist…

Around Town: Support for Ukraine, St. Paul’s Chapel, Canadian Pentecost

Vancouver churches and ministries are actively participating in the worldwide outpouring of support for the Ukrainian people. Here are some initiatives that have caught my eye. Christian Life Assembly Christian Life Assembly (CLA) Senior Pastor Derrick Hamre sent out three…

Creating Conversation: reconsidering who might be in our ‘bubble’

Our weekly Creating Conversation editorial gives opportunity for people to speak about issues they believe are vital for the church to respond to. We asked Anika Bauman to respond to Mark Glanville’s accompanying comment (‘COVID-19, asylum seekers’ essential travel and…

Welcoming the stranger as kin – moving from idea to action

Almost 80 million asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced people are seeking new homes in our world today, a reality requiring urgent conversation and action. A timely new book is now available to help us reimagine personal, national and international…

Around Town: Refugees & Borders; Faith, Grief & COVID-19; Blue Light

An event initiated by Kinbrace, and co-hosted by Journey Home Community, the University of British Columbia and MOSAIC, will ask participants to consider ‘remapping the world we think we know.’ Here are some highlights of Refugees and Borders, which will…

Kinbrace: drawing the stranger near

Anika Barlow, hospitality coordinator at Vancouver’s Kinbrace Refugee Community Society, spoke with Peter Stockland of Convivium about the power of faith to bring new arrivals and hosts alike closer to encountering God. Convivium:  What is Kinbrace, and how did you…