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How Stories form our View of the World

How Stories form our View of the World

Photo by Tucker Good/Unsplash By Michelle Vander Wal The importance of a story to a child cannot be overstated. More important, even, is the child’s own story. Children love to hear the story of their birth or adoption. They ask over and over again to be told how...
The Cultural Influences of Political Engagement

The Cultural Influences of Political Engagement

Photo by Vlad Tchompalov/Unsplash By Erica McCollum In Canada, like in all democracies, the health of our political system is dependent on how engaged citizens are in politics. Yet our participation rates over the last 20 years have been relatively low, often not...
The Power of Poetry in South African Culture

The Power of Poetry in South African Culture

Rural villages near Willowvale, Mbashe Municipality, South Africa. Photo by Emily McGiffin. By Emily McGiffin What does poetry do? The question is simple but contentious. Some claim that poetry, that art in general, doesn’t do anything, that it doesn’t need to, and...