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Author: Bri-anne Swan

On this second week of Lent, Rev. Alexa speaks with Clive Anderson, a trauma responder who has been present at violent catastrophes such as the 2018 van attack in Toronto. In the first months of the COVID 19 pandemic, Clive was called to no less than 20 long-term care facilities to offer assistance to staff and families.

On this first week of Lent, Rev. Alexa speaks with Michael Shewburg, Executive Director of the Five Oaks Centre in Paris, Ontario. Michael describes how, in the early days of the pandemic, Five Oaks pivoted from its normal retreat offerings to being a place where those newly arriving in Canada, often as migrant workers, could safely isolate and quarantine.

Happy New Year! We’re done with Matthew. Now we get to hang out with Mark. What’s with all the talk of the end times? Mark 13:24-27. Thoughts from a Death Row prison cell. Hope as resistance. Music by Emorie, the Sun Harmonic and Bri-anne. Words by Ramiro Gonzales and UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima speaking about World AIDS Day.

It’s Christmas Eve and we have a fun, lofi, campy retelling of Luke’s Nativity narrative with a brief time of reflection. Yes, perhaps the Christmas story isn’t historically accurate, but the meaning we bring to the story and how we tell it is the beginning of our call towards how we are to be in God’s world.