If, as Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, the ultimate measure of a man is where he stands at times of challenge and controversy, Gerald Vandezande was truly an exceptional man. Gerry, as he liked to be known, never backed down from a challenge when it came to the causes he believed in. During his career as a public policy analyst and social justice advocate, Gerry took to his public justice pulpit to speak on a number of different issues affecting Canadian society. These issues included everything from aboriginal rights, economic development and educational equality to poverty and refugee rights.
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One of CPJ's founders and a recognized name in religious and political circles, Gerald Vandezande's life has been one of faithfulness, commitment and passion. Starting with his humble beginnings, the article outlines some life lessons from this Christian social activist. Read more »
Critics say George W. Bush's ballistic missile defence shield would be hyper-expensive, ineffective, dangerous - an exquisite symbol of government gone bad, draining public resources into a mad dream. Janet Somerville felt certain she'd read this story before. She had, in the story of King Solomon. Read more »