Stitches and Slavery: Reforming Sweatshops

Megan ShoreCommunity Development

Guest Blogger: Leanna Abdel Khalek   Sweatshops are notoriously known for being oppressive. The way that they are set up, the way they run, and the way they treat workers; has sparked worldwide outrages. This has resulted in boycotts, protests, and the idea that abolishing them is the only solution to end their oppressive nature. However, they still exist. In … Read More

Community Art Project For Justice

Megan ShoreCommunity Development, Peacebuilding

In 2012, Stratford, Ontario local Karen Elliott was driving to the beach on Perth Line 29 with a friend when she was confront with racist graffiti on the side of a shed on the road. Turning her outrage into action, she transformed the blue shed with the racist graffiti into a community project for justice. Members of the community joinged … Read More

“Peace” and Theologians in the Academy, Church and Society

Megan ShoreCommunity Development, Peacebuilding

Approximately a hundred and fifty scholars, activist, ministers and theologians joined together at the University of Nottingham for three days to discuss “Peace” at the annual meeting for the Society of the Study of Theology” (SST). (24-26 April 2017) The SST is the leading British organization for theologians in academy, church and society. The focus of the SST is to … Read More

Less self-help, more community-help

Megan ShoreCommunity Development

Everywhere I look these days people are focused on self-help. Whether it is life-coaches, skin care products, diet regimes or fitness programs, the focus seems to be on how to be the best you can be, and how you can look younger, better and fitter. I get that. I too want to live my best life with purpose, have flawless … Read More

What is No Peace Without Justice?

Megan ShoreCommunity Development, Faith-based Organizations, Homelessness, Peacebuilding

Advocate of justice and peace. Opponent of hatred and violence. This website is a virtual hub to profile people, organizations and events that work to create a more just and peaceful world through their research, public engagement and activism. So why did I decide to create this website? Ever since the 2016 US election campaign, I became so frustrated with … Read More