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SPIRITUALITY | The Wolf and the Lamb on the Path of Peace

SPIRITUALITY | The Wolf and the Lamb on the Path of Peace

By Margaret-Anne Enders –  While visiting my parents in Alberta a short while ago, I picked up the Edmonton Journal. The world news page was filled with tragedy: a French priest is murdered while conducting mass, a shooting rampage by a teenager in Germany leaves nine dead, and the list goes on. As I continued […]

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

By Margaret-Anne Enders   — In our house, we recently celebrated a sunny fall Saturday with a garage sale. It felt so good to purge stuff from the house that I haven’t used in years. When I was doing the big clear-out, some items were easy to put into the get-rid-of pile, while others took a […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Love and Discord in the Second Worst City in Canada

ARTS & CULTURE | Love and Discord in the Second Worst City in Canada

By Margaret-Anne Enders — Back in May, Williams Lake was designated by MoneySense magazine as the second worst city in Canada in which to live. This is not the first time Williams Lake has made the list, so it may seem like old news, but I still get riled up about it for a few different […]

Margaret Anne Enders | Radical Acts

Margaret Anne Enders | Radical Acts

By Margaret Anne Enders —   Just when the troubles of the world get me down and feelings of powerlessness loom large, along come people who, with radical acts, offer inspiration and hope. Two stories have been on my mind lately.   There is no substitute for feeling valued, feeling worthwhile…. Such empathy is foundational […]

SPIRITUALITY | From Radicalization to Connection | Margaret-Anne Enders

SPIRITUALITY | From Radicalization to Connection | Margaret-Anne Enders

By Margaret-Anne Enders —   As this goes to print, the country is in distress over six young people from Quebec who have set out for the Middle East to fight with ISIS. There is much talk of the proposed legislation to prevent travel for such purposes and jail time for those returning home. People […]

SPIRITUALITY | Explore the Dark Side, You Must | Margaret-Anne Enders

SPIRITUALITY | Explore the Dark Side, You Must | Margaret-Anne Enders

By Margaret-Anne Enders —  As I write this, it is well past Winter Solstice, and the return of the light is noticeable. In the hectic preparations for Christmas, solstice is often forgotten, but it is an important part of many people’s spirituality. The Multiculturalism Program and the Women’s Spirituality Circle celebrated the Solstice with the […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

  By Margaret-Anne Enders — Compassion was our November theme for the Women’s Spirituality Circle. It is a core value in each of the world religions and has had sticking power as a virtue throughout the ages. Despite its longevity, compassion is one of those enigmatic words: hard to define, hard to understand, and even […]