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June 10, 2014

Stubborn Agnostic: Response to Child Poverty ep

By: Richard Handler

Are “we” supposed to end child poverty while we keep parents poor?  In some cases yes, school lunch programs do precisely that. They feed kids at school, with programs and calories, and not their parents. Read More
June 6, 2014

Poverty's Massive Impact On Children

By: Helen Johnson

Experiencing persistent poverty has a massive impact on children socially, developmentally, emotionally and behaviorally. Read More
June 4, 2014

Stubborn Agnostic: Response to Screen Time ep

By: Richard Handler

Genuine intimacy obeys hidden rules of privacy, which have to be reinforced, celebrated, or they'll die. Read More
May 30, 2014

You've got to ask yourself, would Jesus be on Facebook? Twitter, maybe.

By: Christina Crook

We have collectively allowed one another to grow in our compulsive use of smartphones in particular. Like smokers huddled outside after a long church service, we've given each other permission. Read More
May 26, 2014

Stubborn Agnostic: Response to Disabilities episode

By: Richard Handler

Economics and psychology tell us one thing: employ the disabled. Read More
May 23, 2014

Ontario's crisis of disabled adults, abandoned by the system

By: Elizabeth Renzetti

The situation is so bad that last year, the provincial government set up an all-party committee, which released an interim report in March that said: "Across the province, families of people with developmental disabilities are in crisis." Read More
May 23, 2014

12 Facts and Figures About Having a Disability in Canada

By: George Stroumboulopoulos

Judging by the Canadian statistics, this country still has a ways to go before reaching the goal of "break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all". Read More
May 23, 2014

Q&A with Mark Wafer

By: Stephen Lazarus

Employees with disabilities often feel they must prove themselves regularly because if something goes wrong they feel it will be blamed on them. And because of this, studies have shown employees with disabilities worked harder 46% of the time. Read More
May 20, 2014

Reflections on March for Life & Trudeau's Edict

By: Stephen Lazarus

All polls consistently show that the country is split on abortion. If the abortion issue is really "settled" in this country, why do thousands of people march on Parliament Hill every year? Read More
May 20, 2014

Stubborn Agnostic: Response to Power Episode

By: Richard Handler

It's common for a stubborn agnostic like myself to believe that religion has an active part to play in keeping people feeling powerless. Religion keeps people hypnotized, paralyzed, fearful, obedient. But to see yourself as a being who is modeled on the greatest being, well, that can give you a mother lode of agency. Read More
May 16, 2014

Integrity

By: John C. Maxwell

In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Read More
May 14, 2014

Stubborn Agnostic: Response to Adoption episode

By: Richard Handler

I will tip my hat to those people who actually do this harrowing work, unfathomable as it is to the likes of me, because frankly, I know I couldn't do it. And we secularists - speaking for my brethren - should never forget it. Read More

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