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Issue 2:

Worldviews

 

“A worldview is a view of the world, used for living in the world. A worldview is a mental model of reality—a comprehensive framework of ideas and attitudes about the world, ourselves, and life,  a system of beliefs, a system of personally customized theories about the world and how it works—with answers for a wide range of questions…”

This quote, pulled from a reference in Michelle Vander Wal’s How Stories form our View of the World, helps us understand a concept that in turn helps us understand our reality: a mental tool, a framework, a system…

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Kids on a Bicycle,” created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in 2012, is one of the more popular wall murals in the UNESCO site of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Like many of the wall murals commissioned throughout George Town, the art integrates the local culture with real-world objects. Read more »

~ Photographer Rhory Gillies

Issue 2:

Worldviews

“A worldview is a view of the world, used for living in the world. A worldview is a mental model of reality—a comprehensive framework of ideas and attitudes about the world, ourselves, and life,  a system of beliefs, a system of personally customized theories about the world and how it works—with answers for a wide range of questions…”

This quote, pulled from a reference in Michelle Vander Wal’s How Stories form our View of the World, helps us understand a concept that in turn helps us understand our reality: a mental tool, a framework, a system…

Read more »

Kids on a Bicycle,” created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in 2012, is one of the more popular wall murals in the UNESCO site of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Like many of the wall murals commissioned throughout George Town, the art integrates the local culture with real-world objects. Read more »

~ Photographer Rhory Gillies

The Power of Poetry in South African Culture

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 that we shouldn’t try…

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How Stories form our View of the World

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…

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The Cultural Influences of Political Engagement

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…

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Indigenous Education through Homeschooling

I had always planned to homeschool my eight-year-old son. Yet, when kindergarten rolled around, he decided he wanted to go to the local public school, where most…

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Liberian Beekeeping: Myth vs Science (VIDEO)

We arrived in Liberia in 2007 to help rebuild schools after a 14-year civil war decimated the county. We didn’t realize that our main focus would become training beekeepers…

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7 Destinations for Culture (SLIDESHOW)

In this world of rapidly increasing globalization, it can feel like no place has been left culturally untouched by tourism. But those places remain…

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Correspondence with a Bahraini Soul Sister

I first meet Bahiyah in Prague, where I’m living for a few months during my undergraduate degree. She presides over a group of men and handful of women…

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Chief Na'Moks Reports to the UN (AUDIO)

John Ridsdale, Witsuwit’en First Nation Hereditary Chief Na’Moks, never had a strong desire to leave Canada. But in 2016, he got his passport and travelled…

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Wade Davis Challenges your Worldview (VIDEO)

When it comes to worldviews, there is perhaps no better perspective than that of Wade Davis, a pioneer in the world of anthropology, not to mention…

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