I first heard of Raoul Wallenberg when I was visiting Israel in the summer of 2008. I had just spent a gut-wrenching morning inside Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial. It was very dark inside the museum, since the halls are made of concrete and designed to emulate the sewers beneath the Warsaw Ghetto. From the museum, I wandered out into the sunlit Garden of the Righteous, where Gentiles who worked to save Jews from the Holocaust were dedicated “righteous among the nations” and invited to plant a tree. I saw many familiar names, such as Oskar Schindler and Corrie ten Boom.
March 6, 2012
“Misogynists!!! Women Haters!!! Law Breakers!!!” It is not unusual to encounter protestors while participating in "Choice" Chain, but it is unusual to meet ones passionate enough to stick around and disrupt it for hours on end.
March 2, 2012
"Segregation must be stopped. It must be broken down. Those of us on the Freedom Ride will continue.... No matter what happens we are dedicated to this. We will take the beatings. We are willing to accept death. We are going to keep coming until we can ride anywhere in the South."
February 29, 2012
“Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.” So writes author August Strindberg in his aptly named novel The Dance of Death.
February 2, 2012
On February 22, 1943, a 21-year-old girl named Sophie Scholl was beheaded in Munich, Germany, after being condemned to death by the infamous Nazi “People’s Court.” Her crime? She would not stay silent while her country destroyed human lives and assaulted human dignity.
January 11, 2012
Editor’s Note: Often while engaging people in discussions about abortion, we pro-lifers are presented with the argument that abortion should be permitted in cases where the child will not survive outside the womb. We find this view to be a tragic mischaracterization of the value of human life: Children are not valuable based on how long they are with us, but based on the fact that they are an intrinsically valuable member of the human family. Their lives can touch our lives, and can in their short time with us teach us more than even our friends around us.
January 5, 2012
In a recent CBC interview by Evan Solomon about the re-opening of the abortion debate, abortion advocate Joyce Arthur stated, “There is actually a policy by the Canadian Medical Association [CMA] that… recommends abortion on request up to 20 weeks.” According to the CMA’s Policy on Induced Abortion there is no specific wording stating they “recommend” abortion. As for “on request,” the policy explicitly says “Induced abortion should not be used as an alternative to contraception.”
November 30, 2011
For weeks now, national news organizations have been breathlessly covering a handful of abortion advocates referring to themselves as “reproductive freedom fighters” and their fight to bring abortion access to Prince Edward Island. The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, The National Post, and the CBC are all eagerly quoting every word uttered by the abortion advocates, excited to finally have protestors on the “pro-choice” side of the issue with things to say.
October 5, 2011
September 23, 2011