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An open and shut case: how the backfire effect closes minds

By Gerry Chidiac / July 18, 2017 /

In the world today, we see conservative news programs where hosts shout down the opposing…

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Satisfaction comes with sharing other people’s joy

By Gerry Chidiac / July 11, 2017 /

Having worked in education for over 30 years, I consider myself to be one of…

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Charting an inclusive, nurturing future for all Canadians

By Gerry Chidiac / July 4, 2017 /

As Canada celebrated 150 years as a country, it became very clear that not everyone…

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Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

By Gerry Chidiac / June 29, 2017 /

Technology is everywhere. But is it all good for us and – particularly – is…

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Coming clean about the crimes of colonialism, at home and abroad

By Gerry Chidiac / June 20, 2017 /

When we look at wars and poverty in the world, we need to remember that…

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Practising kindness has lasting effects

By Gerry Chidiac / June 19, 2017 /

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking…

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Your right to choose a better world is in your hands

By Gerry Chidiac / June 15, 2017 /

Mahatma Gandhi said, “To safeguard democracy, the people must have a keen sense of independence,…

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The beautiful, reaffirming cycle of kindness

By Gerry Chidiac / June 8, 2017 /

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking…

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The power of prayer and faith to bring peace

By Gerry Chidiac / June 5, 2017 /

The 20th century was one of the most horrific periods in human history. We saw the…

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Truth will triumph – but not without our help

By Gerry Chidiac / May 23, 2017 /

There is a Hindu saying, “Truthfulness alone constitutes the spiritual discipline of the Kali Yuga.”…

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