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Turning politics and religion right side up

By Jim Creskey      

Canada has received a great spiritual gift from its Indigenous people. Despite racism and intolerance, Canada can become what David Pfrimmer describes as a meeting place where there is 'greater freedom to be more provocative and prophetic in its justice seeking, peace building and ecological initiatives.'

He had a dream: Martin Luther King Jr., pictured at the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikipedia
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OTTAWA—Since the late 1980s, the emergence of the religious right in the United States, as a cultural crutch for the Republican Party, has been a cause for dismay among religious people who once saw the churches unite around Martin Luther King Jr. during the birth of the civil rights movement. In Canada, it was equally disappointing to see many churches obsessed with abortion, assisted dying, and LGBTQ rights while the core values of the Sermon on the Mount

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