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Archives for: February 2017 (7 posts)
Living With the Newspaper Headlines
February 24, 2017 @ 10:26 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The headlines about the “Sixties Scoop” sounded familiar. First nations children were taken from their homes and adopted by non-native families in Southern Ontario during the 1960’s. One of our community members had told me a sto ... [read full post]

The Reports
February 21, 2017 @ 9:59 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Thursdays I am rarely at Oasis. I was, as usual, working at my paying job. But I eagerly received reports of the day from the staff there. The first report was unsettling: “we had to deal with a very upset community member that wanted food&r ... [read full post]

Valentine's Day
February 17, 2017 @ 5:56 AM by: Richard Steinecke

What could be more romantic? After our separate busy days my wife, Donna, arrived at Oasis for the community dinner. I was busy mingling with community members while she helped serve the meal. Our community members and volunteers stepped up to var ... [read full post]

The Antidote to Fear is Relationship
February 11, 2017 @ 7:35 AM by: Richard Steinecke

A few years ago, when I first saw the Dawah Centre mosque a block from my church, I was not happy. The display window was overtly attempting to recruit believers. In a sense, it was directly competing with our church. Also, without any evidence to ... [read full post]

The Gambler
February 9, 2017 @ 4:02 PM by: Richard Steinecke

As I was driving to the cottage slowly savouring some premium Belgian chocolates and anticipating an exceptional Webers hamburger (hey, I had a tough week!) I reflected on the challenges for some of my favourite community members. Many of them smo ... [read full post]

Gandhi's Usher
February 7, 2017 @ 7:34 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The archangel announced the next case: “Lord, is George Smithers. He wishes to enter heaven because he believes Jesus is the Son of God. He has served faithfully in his church. He has donated at least 10% of his income to the church. And he ... [read full post]

Vigil Reflections
February 2, 2017 @ 7:02 AM by: Richard Steinecke

A large contingent of Oasis staff, volunteers and supporters attended a vigil at the Dawah Centre mosque to honour the dead and injured at Quebec City. Hundreds attended the vigil. Special thanks go to Todd Thomason, who was recognized at the vigi ... [read full post]

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