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One man’s journey to reclaim his life: Dewey Bozella

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

This video is a bit long but this is a wonderfully told story of how one man found peace in the strangest of places. Dewey Bozella was locked up for 26 years – a lifetime – for a crime he did not commit. This story is about the triumph of human spirit and living proof of the maxim: “never give up”. One man’s journey to reclaim his life, against all odds; a man fighting his biggest fight outside the boxing ring without any hatred or bitterness towards the system. Dewey Bozella – courageous, persistent, human and finally…free Video from...

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Helping others to Die with Dignity

Posted by on May 15, 2014

“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.”― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Below is a story of compassion and empathy. I have had the honour of knowing Dan for a number of years and I find him to be a person who can live in awe at what the marginalize have to carry and not in judgement about how they carry it. Click here for the article on the ministry of Dan and the others of the Peterborough Community...

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The Resurrection Goes On! By Harry Nigh

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

On  Saturday April 19th my friend Timothy and folks from Nazareth Gospel Temple hosted a  first-ever breakfast for their community in the east end of Scarborough that includes the hotels along Kingston Road where some of our poorest neighbours live. It was Timothy’s dream that his church should reach out to hurting people around them. I ate breakfast beside Merna who left her grown sons and grandchildren in Bathurst, New Brunswick to pursue the good life in Toronto. She walked across the road after Timothy knocked on her door with an invitation to come for breakfast. I’ve known Timothy...

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Is There a Crime That You Cannot Forgive?

Posted by on May 3, 2012

Are there times when forgiveness doesn’t come easy to you? Is there a particular offense that would take your entire will to pardon? Rev. Harry Nigh and Deacon Mike Walsh discuss this question with Pedro Guevara Mann of Salt + Light TV. Please click on the picture or the link to watch this interview and consider how you might answer the question: Is there a crime that you cannot forgive?                   Click Here to view the...

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Quote of Hope- Our Call

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012

Quote of Hope- Our Call

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ” ― Jean Vanier

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The Wisdom of Jean Vanier: Creating Community

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012

“A community is only being created when its members accept that they are not going to achieve great things, that they are not going to be heroes, but simply live each day with new hope, like children, in wonderment as the sun rises and in thanksgiving as it sets. Community is only being created when they have recognized that the greatness of man is to accept his insignificance, his human condition and his earth, and to thank God for having put in a finite body the seeds of eternity which are visible in small and daily gestures of love and forgiveness. The beauty of man is in this fidelity...

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