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‘Be not afraid.’ Why the words of John Paul II still resonate

By Gerry Chidiac / August 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

There are many dark pages in the history of the 20th century. Caught between the…

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Bending the arc of the moral universe towards justice

By Gerry Chidiac / August 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

When looking at events in the world today, we can rightly be horrified by the…

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Finding grace and hope in the worst of tragedies

By Gerry Chidiac / August 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Harold Kushner experienced a parent’s worst nightmare, to see his son Aaron suffer and experience…

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High grades for Canadian students, high praise for their teachers

By Gerry Chidiac / August 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

A recent article in the BBC referred to Canada as “An Education Superpower”. They put…

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Love is the most powerful force on Earth

By Gerry Chidiac / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

While struggling to survive in a Nazi death camp, psychologist Victor Frankl began thinking of…

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Becoming our best selves a challenge for each of us

By Gerry Chidiac / July 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

In the film “The Lion King”, young Simba is visited by the spirit of his…

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

By Gerry Chidiac / July 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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

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