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Can religions play a role in strengthening the political will of governments to stop violence and wars, which continue to scar humanity? Or should religions, the cause of so much conflict in the past, stay out of government affairs today? Two of Canada’s leading political figures, former Progressive Conservative prime minister Kim Campbell and former Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire, answered those questions at one of the largest religious conferences ever held in Canada, earlier this month. The Parliament

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From the love of power to the power of love

By Douglas Roche      

Somehow, a way has to be found to infuse the political process with ethical values of genuine peace and social justice while avoiding a charge by politicians that churchgoers are 'interfering.'

Former Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire, former Progressive Conservative prime minister Kim Campbell, and former PC MP and Independent Senator Douglas Roche pose together at the Parliament of the World’s Religions event earlier this month in Toronto. Photograph courtesy of Douglas Roche
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