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If we make peace one of the by-products of the fight against the novel coronavirus, it will have been more than worth it.   Friends, as difficult as the coronavirus pandemic has been, it has also been an amazing time of solidarity in the one global family. Just months ago, who could have imagined the speed and extent of the drastic changes we have made to prioritize global health?... (more)
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Canada
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coronavirus, one global family, peace, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


COVID-19 is for the birds – well, at least they are enjoying our stay-at-home directives! These feathered friends approach me fearlessly during my walks in Toronto's High Park. I am so tempted to reach out and touch them! My prayer is that we'll continue to welcome wildlife into our human habitations long after the pandemic is over.  
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Canada
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coronavirus, environment


Dear friends, I hope you are finding ways to keep your peace during the novel coronavirus crisis. I found myself seeking deeper anchors in my spiritual life to help me weather the storm, and I would love to share them with you.   Who is Jesus, really? Find out in an online Alpha course Curious about Jesus? Wondering where God is in the midst of the global pandemic? Bring your curiosity and... (more)
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coronavirus, spiritual


While the whole world is suffering from the novel coronavirus, we are not suffering equally. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where health care is limited and the social safety net frayed or non-existent, poverty and famine are feared almost as much as COVID-19. But since the Congo is not quite clear from the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak, which has been raging, and now... (more)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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coronavirus


Hello, dear brothers and sisters in the one global family. Today, I've prepared a #COVIDpeace prescription for you to refresh your soul. If you take this Rx weekly, it will innoculate you against the strains and stresses of the coronavirus. 1) Listen to The Blessing by Pittsburgh churches Have you heard the absolutely uplifting song, The Blessing, recorded by almost 30 Pittsburgh churches in... (more)
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Canada
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coronavirus, peace, spiritual


I met Lionel during a writing retreat in the Dominican Republic in 2018. Fighting illness and the homebound isolation of a cold Canadian winter, I decided to finally visit my friends who have been serving as missionaries in the Dominican Republic for a decade. From the home base of their apartment complex, we took a break one Saturday to see the local market, which primarily served tourists.... (more)
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Dominican Republic, Haiti
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coronavirus