Reflections on the Sexual Abuse of Our Children: 2 – Concerns About Rural Poverty, Education and the Church


I am sharing another perspective here from two activists and educators, Afifa Aza and Georgia Love. There are many societal problems, buried deep in the story of the alleged sexual abuse of young girls by senior church members (which is still unfolding). Afifa and Georgia have their own concerns, and they are asking some pointed … More Reflections on the Sexual Abuse of Our Children: 2 – Concerns About Rural Poverty, Education and the Church

St. John Jamaica’s C.N. Powell: Sixty Years of Service, Teaching – and Saving Lives


” I was always afraid of blood.” Mr. C.N. Powell leans back in his seat a little, and chuckles. I am sitting at a table with him in the headquarters of St. John Jamaica on Camp Road, while CEO Alison Christie Binger works quietly at her desk on the other side of the room. The … More St. John Jamaica’s C.N. Powell: Sixty Years of Service, Teaching – and Saving Lives

Sunday Selection: July 15, 2012


Good morning, all. This week’s news was a little lighter, apart from the usual killings (see my “In Memoriam” section). Some things even made me laugh (hollow laughter sometimes, admittedly…) Firstly, the political representatives who made fools of themselves in the Lower House recently were told to apologize, like naughty boys. The word “sorry” got stuck … More Sunday Selection: July 15, 2012