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Change Starts With Your Underwear

I spent about 3 hours googling ‘Fair Trade Underwear’. I didn’t do this because I have no hobbies or friends, but because we made an Unofficial Commitment to buying only ethical and/or Fair trade, or second hand clothing items for the year. I wasn’t sure if this was something I would blog about (Hey everyone! … Continue reading »

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Day of Silence

Please join me in respectful silence and fervent prayer for the families and victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. As well, let’s remember the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha, the shootings in Colorado and Toronto, the war in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the many other tragedies that have happened … Continue reading »

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International Day of the Girl

Let’s pretend it’s yesterday. Why? Because yesterday, October 11 2012, was the first ever International Day of the Girl. “The day promotes girls’ human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.” -U.N. Women  This year, the focus … Continue reading »

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We Do Not Hate

Good Morning! Today’s post is a message and link from my brother Mark. Please read the following and join us in showing love to our Muslim brothers and sisters! The last eight days have been for all of us a lesson in the power of hate and the power of social media. A spiteful American … Continue reading »

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Freeing Children from Forced Labour

Yesterday, Varun and I were reminiscing about how as children, we felt we had all the time in the world. We practiced multiplication, played outside with friends, and lazily watched the minutes and hours march past. We had no idea how long it took to prepare supper, how much working feeding and diapering children was; … Continue reading »

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