Category: Life

Elder Abuse Increasing, Without Increased Awareness

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness by Linda R. Phillips, University of Arizona and Lisa Marie O’Neill, University of Arizona About 16% of older adults are victims of some form of mistreatment and the number of reported cases of elder abuse is steadily increasing. Because of poor record-keeping, however, those of us who study elder abuse … Read More

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Beating Coronavirus Requires Faith Leaders To Bridge Gap Between Religion And Science

Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge the gap between religion and science by Katherine Marshall While many religious communities have embraced physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some still encourage gatherings despite strong public health messages that large groups run a significant threat of disease transmission. Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities … Read More

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Family: Expanding The Definition Of Family To Reflect Our Realities

Family: Expanding The Definition To Reflect Our Realities by Hilary Rose and Shannon Hebblethwaite The second Monday in February is Family Day in parts of Canada. Started in Alberta in 1990, four additional provinces celebrate this day: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick. (Other provinces have holidays reflecting their heritage.) Québec is one of … Read More

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Seniors Have A Right To Express Their Sexuality In Long-term Care Homes

“Seniors have a right to express their sexuality in long-term care homes, but staff need guidance” by Alessandro Manduca-Barone, Julia Brassolotto, and Lisa Howard Long-term care (LTC) homes have received considerable media attention over the past year. This has led to many discussions about how we can improve and re-imagine long-term residential care post-pandemic. Care … Read More

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The Not So Good and Worst of Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter Parenting. A term that we used quite a bit several years ago. Although its usage might have waned, the habit continues. Well, prior to the pandemic. Parents generally want a better life for their children than they had.  Some take this desire to a different level and hover over their children, earning themselves the … Read More

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How Canadiam Evangelicalism Is Reinventing Purity Culture As ‘Pro-Women’

Purity. How Canadian evangelicalism is reinventing purity culture as ‘pro-women by Jonathan Malloy The anti-Asian shootings at three massage parlours in Atlanta, Ga., in March 2021 have complex religious elements. Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed in the attacks. The alleged shooter emerged from an evangelical “purity culture” that teaches a narrow view … Read More

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When Purpose Meets Destiny: Are You Ready?

Purpose. What could be the purpose of some incidents in life? “Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless “– Bertrand Russell Over 40 years ago, my now-deceased brother, Ivan, was viciously attacked in the line of duty as a police officer. At the time of the attack, he was only 23 … Read More

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Do Not Chase Anyone Again, You Are Not A Dog!

Chase. Only dogs chase moving things, particularly cars. You are not a dog. “You have such long legs!” people would often remark to me when I was a child.  The usual follow up would be, “Do you run, do track and field in school?” “No I do not and I wish you all would stop … Read More

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