November / December 2001
Imagine No Religion by Jackie Flanagan
Would a world without religion bring us peace?
The World’s Oldest Altar Boy: Yet Another Confession by Fred Stenson, illustration by Steve Attoe
Wit, humour, satire, column
Stenson takes on the Catholic Church, faith and Stockwell Day.
Sacred Space Somewhere between Heaven and Earth, Alberta, lies a true architecture of faith
by Arran Timms
Kenneth Frampton, St. Joachim, Father Lacombe, Cardston Mormon Temple, St. Mary, Douglas Cardinal
Architecture often reveals something of a region’s history and geography. This “critical regionalism” can be found in most Albertan structures, except, strangely, its religious buildings.
Loosening Our Bible Belt The changing faith of Alberta
by Graham Chandler
William Aberhart, Earnest Manning, Stockwell Day, Muslims, United Church, Catholics, Protestants
The idea that Alberta is Canada’s bible belt needs to be rethought. Seems that Alberta’s population is one of least religious in Canada.
Religion, Terror, Politics & the Media by Dr. Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Judith Garber, Tim Weis and host Zak Pashak
Live radio transcript, Robert Fisk, Noam Chomsky, Thomas Keating
On September 20, days after 9/11, CJSR radio host Zak Pashak interviewed Dr. Judith Garber, a specialist in U.S. politics; Dr. Qureshi, a specialist in middle Eastern politics; and Tim Weis, the spokesperson for the Muslim Students’ Association. They discussed issues surrounding the attacks.
Keeping the Faith in Alberta When the closet door opens, the church doors generally shut
by Debbie Culbertson, photos by Natasha Pashak
Culbertson recounts her family’s journey to find a church that would welcome gay and lesbians.
Erna’s Garden by David McNeill, photos by Gordon Petersen
Garden, photo essay, Beaver Mines
Over the 80 years during which Erna has gardened, gardening has transformed from a necessity for survival to a pleasing passion.
Near Drownings by Candace Allan, illustration by Larry Bowhay
Short story, fiction
An afternoon alone with her frail grandmother is all it takes for Lauren to see her not as old but as a woman.
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