When I’m going through a challenging time I can evoke the experience I’m going to describe and find deep peace and transcendence. Back in 2013, I went to the Northwest Territories with my then-teenaged daughter to visit a friend. One night, we had already gone to our room for the night and our friend banged..
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As the season changes and the bright fall colours envelope us, I would like to focus on creation care and what schools can do. Here’s an article that my colleague Dr. Allyson Jule and I collaborated on. Abstract Successful environmental pedagogy in faith-based schools has not been well explored even while most Christian schools in..
Many Christians struggle to bridge Indigenous spirituality with Christianity. I believe it is possible to see unifying characteristics and respect differences as together we seek Creator God. With that quest in mind, I embarked this fall on a course at Vancouver School of Theology with Dr. Ray Aldred called Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies. Indigenous theology..
Today, Sept. 30th marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. As recommended in a very informative communication I received this morning from Amnesty International Canada (below), I have registered for a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, courtesy of the Woodland Cultural Centre. It is a powerful walk-through..
It’s hard to say ‘Happy’ Indigenous Day but I’ll say that today is a day to honour Indigenous people in Canada and to continue to work on decolonizing and reconciling our relationships. With humility, we acknowledge the relationship of all living things and with open hearts, we seek to grow in wisdom and respect. We..
I’m of the belief that you can learn something from everyone. Well, I experienced my privilege in a unique way the last couple of days and was reminded of a few important truths. While having my thirteen-year-old carpets replaced and working from home, I had the opportunity to listen to vibrant Afghan music and meet..
I’ve been blessed with faith since the cradle, a supportive family and faith community, and a productive, service-oriented career in mostly faith-based environments. I’ve also experienced my share of hardship – an unhappy marriage riddled with emotional abuse, a messy divorce and workplace challenges. These have all made my leadership more compassionate and empathetic and..
March 24: Archbishop Oscar Romeo, outspoken defender of the poor in El Salvador, was assassinated on this day in 1980. Archbishop Romero was a church loyalist who became a voice of truth to the system he dearly wanted to serve. He was a Christian who discovered that the Gospel supersedes the church. He wrote, “A..
I did this interview for TWU to celebrate international women’s day. https://www.twu.ca/news-events/news/twus-dr-adrienne-castellon-speaks-staying-current-within-k-12-education-and-adult
We need to nurture a sense of the common good. Cherie Harder, policy advisor, and think tank leader asserts “vital to such renewal will be the reinvigoration of what might seem a modest practice: the extension of intellectual hospitality”(2021). She recommends nine ways forward to increase trust which leaders wisely adopt: Read widely, Understand that..