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A Deeper Look at GLI: Is Public Provision Necessary to Meet Basic Needs?

This week’s web feature looks at the basic needs of every human being, arguing that these are rights rather than privileges that some people do not deserve. Some will of course respond that basic rights don’t necessarily require public sector provision. But ultimately, the state has a responsibility to step in when there is a gap, and people’s needs are not being met through other means. Read more about A Deeper Look at GLI: Is Public Provision Necessary to Meet Basic Needs?

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Chandra is reading...The Irresistible Revolution Part II

Unfortunately, the only kind of political engagement Shane Claiborne can envisage for Christians is intentional community. I found the rejection of political institutions and structures to be the most frustrating aspect of The Irresistible Revolution. I appreciate the grassroots intentionality, but it doesn’t seem to be accompanied by a recognition of larger structures and context and how they can be both agents for good and bad in the lives of the poor whom Claiborne embraces. Read more about Chandra is reading...The Irresistible Revolution Part II

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A blueprint for poverty reduction in Ontario

This past Monday, I went to a very interesting talk by Marvyn Novick at First United Church in Ottawa.He presented the draft of a Blueprint for Poverty Reduction in Ontario that details specific suggestions of steps the Ontario provincial government should take in order to achieve a 25% reduction in family and adult poverty over the next five years. Read more about A blueprint for poverty reduction in Ontario

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Make climate change history

There’s nothing certain about our ability to shape the future, as much as we’d like to believe that we alone control our destinies. And yet, there are moments where we have the opportunity to create history – if not with certainty, at least with confidence that we will make a difference.

We seem to be in one of those moments when it comes to climate change. There is an opportunity now in Poland, and over the next year leading up to Copenhagen, to reverse the course of our destructive behaviours and stop the trends of increasing global warming. Read more about Make climate change history

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