Sabbatical Works in progress

September 2022 It was so good to be back in church last Sunday with the choir in full form.  Old friends and new singing along with them praising our Creator,…

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Join Our REVOLUTION of KINDNESS

Dear Friend,  At a Neighbours Network meeting this fall, Matt Barlow, one of our newest Catalysts (Team members with lived-experience of poverty) told us that he feels he’s become part…

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An Oasis moment: Neighbours meet August 4th

Allan Smith-Reeve In the midst of a summer with record heat waves, wildfires beyond recorded memory, as the arrival of Global warming sinks into our psyches…the Neighbours Network gathered.  Out…

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A Failure of Imagination

Allan David Smith-Reeve, September 6, 2019 Instead of working to “fix” poverty and “the poor” – which is not working no matter how many resources we throw at it. Why…

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How does wealth isolate us?

Reverend Allan Smith-Reeve, August 2020  “Loneliness and social isolation are now being recognized as public health issues in Ontario. In his recent report, Connected Communities: Healthier Together. Ontario’s Chief Medical…

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Story(telling)

Collage image of mind mapping

Story(telling) as part of the Bridging Team Process helping us to understand who we are today — and the art of practicing humanity How can we awaken more humanity in…

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Learning to live without

Allan David Smith-Reeve, Thursday March 27th, 2020 While Conservatives are dreaming about how we might get used to smaller governments, Socialists are dreaming of a re-focussed social safety net for…

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