Alida Thomas

Alida Thomas works as the Director of International Programs for Women & Children at Global Aid Network Canada, an international relief and development NGO. She has a background in conflict resolution and human rights, is passionate about peacemaking, international and community development, mountains, and the empowerment of women. Alida currently lives in Edmonton with her husband, Nick.

Bio last updated February 3rd, 2020.

Alida Thomas

Articles by Alida Thomas

  • Beyond The Way Things Are

    In Jeremy Courtney's Love Anyway, Alida Thomas finds stories of loving with resilience in the midst of war, disaster and betrayal, as well as important lessons of peace for a polarized world.

    What Courtney does throughout Love Anyway, a standalone continuation of his first book, Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time, is give not only an honest and raw look into his own story and the growth and evolution of Preemptive Love Coalition (with a refreshing amount of humility, adm...

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  • Belonging On The Court

    Last night’s improbable NBA championship for the Toronto Raptors was one professional sports team’s triumph. Even more, Alida Thomas writes, it’s a historic moment of shared belonging when Canadians discovered who they want to keep becoming.

    Euphoria over the Toronto Raptors historic NBA championship victory wafted north from Oakland at the final buzzer of Game 6 last night and is spreading from across Canada today It’s also about the record number of Canadians playing in the NBA and WNBA, such as Andrew Wiggins and Kia Nurse, many of w...

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  • The Bittersweet Space of Goodbye

    It takes faith not only to grab hold of things, but to let things go, reflects Alida Oegema. As she prepares to leave Canada's West coast for a new city and a new beginning, she writes on the ways she sees God leading, sustaining, and surrounding her and her husband-to-be.

    It's the place where I saw a gathering of a group of friends passionate about worship (in all of life) grow into a movement and where we stood back with humbling gratitude for what God was doing in our midst ...

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  • Elfin Lakes

    In the midst of noise: calm. In the midst of frenzy: space. In the midst of ambition and movement and work: rest. 

    In the midst of frenzy: space ...

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