A sense of solidarity and fellowship took a leap forward September 6 to 8, at the third
Jake Buhler is a man with a different pair of glasses. They reflect a steely determination to pursue peace and help others do the same.
“Peace is the lens through which we see everything,” he says.
With that lens, he notices things that others may not. It colors his whole worldview. And it helps him see the world with different eyes.
There's a global recession and Canada's economy is not immune.
Shiploads of strange, foreign refugees — economic migrants and oppressed minorities — have been landing on our shores, fleeing civil war, economic upheaval and famine.
No one is certain how they can be assimilated and there are concerns about criminals, subversives and agitators in their midst.
Eleven-year old Franz Neufeld tries to hold back his tears as he talks about a Bible story that his mother reads to him and his siblings.
It is the story of Joseph, who is favoured by his father, sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers and reunited with his father, brothers and their families when the brothers came to Egypt to buy grain.
“To Remember is to Work for Peace” is the theme for the annual Fraser Valley Arts and Peace Festival, which runs at various locations in Langley and Abbotsford from Nov. 7-13th. Its mission is to provide opportunities to celebrate, reflect and be a public witness for creativity, love of neighbour and nonviolent peacemaking.