Christine's Blog

In a world where fewer than 10 people own 50 percent of the global wealth, what can we as citizens do to effect change? What do we have to offer that cannot be bought by a wealthy elite? How do we stand up to the rich and powerful in the face of such inequity? Martin […]

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On International Women’s Day, Crossroads International is celebrating women and men who are taking bold action for gender equality. This year, the theme is “Be Bold for Change”. Well, these Crossroaders are change-makers, and their boldness is what the world needs now more than ever. Asia Clarke is a young Canadian with her own jewelry […]

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After devastating recent events, Canadians took the streets again, this time to call for solidarity with refugees and Muslims. Crossroads International proudly stands with them. The political events in Washington and the attack at a Quebec City mosque demonstrate just what a critical juncture this is for our world. Consider also, our neighbours to the […]

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I have been thinking a lot about what impact President Elect Trump’s inauguration Friday will have on the rights of women and girls — globally and here at home. Early indications are troubling. Consider, during the US election campaign Mr. Trump consistently vilified and verbally attacked women. He pledged to defund Planned Parenthood and made […]

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The divisive discourse and the violence that has been inflicted on marginalized people throughout the world, particularly women, cast a pall on all of 2016. While this has been a turbulent year globally, and powerful political changes forecast great uncertainty, I believe the values of justice, respect, and solidarity will ultimately prevail.  In fact, my […]

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