The following is the speech Kevin Vickers gave in November of 2015 during the launch of Faith in Canada 150 at the CBC Headquarters in Toronto. While his story is quite unique, it’s also quite familiar to many Canadians of faith who seek to live out of their deepest beliefs and convictions every day. Although most of us only know of Kevin Vickers because of his heroic actions during the tragic events that befell the Canadian Parliament in 2014, much of Kevin’s earliest life is marked by the profound habit-shaping formation that gave him the resources to not only act, but seek forgiveness, when his character was put to an ultimate test.
Anika Barlow and her neighbour are both sojourners. Her neighbour has taughter her how to say "Welcome" from wherever she stands.
Ordinary women and men grow to be leaders. The examples are too many to list. No one is hard-wired to become a leader. The experiences of life are their greatest teacher. So it was with Bishop Samuel Ruiz.
Pardeep Nagra is not all that surprised when instances of religious intolerance make news. For him, it is a normal experience as a Sikh Canadian. Read about how he strives towards truthful living and social justice amid an imperfect Canada.
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