I am not an apolitical person. To me, everything is political.
I followed the Kairos issue - the "not" written in by Bev Oda - and shook my head at it because I've known of Kairos' good work for years.
This evening, through 6 levels of e-mails, came a list of organizations that have been "de-funded" by the Harperites in the current Canadian government. Its origin is mentioned within the text below. I have not personally checked up on the list; I do not have the time to do so, but I trust the people it came through. The cover note is (as best as I can tell) written by Dennis Gruending, an Ottawa-based author and former MP, former director of information for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, author of books including his latest Truth to Power: the Journalism of a Benedictine Monk published by Kingsley Publishing Services of Calgary.
feeling somber at the length of this list,
with concern for all of us,