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Faith as Protest

Faith as Protest

Is faith still relevant in today’s world? Amid polarization, war, a refugee crisis, a pandemic and environmental devastation, it’s easy to feel that faith no longer has a role to play. This book is evidence that nothing could be further from the truth. As you listen to voices from a range of religious traditions, you will see that faith – and the actions that arise from it – can mend the world.

To have hope is to have faith. In these dark and divisive times, too many of us have become immobilized by cynicism or impotence. Karen Hamilton talks to more than a dozen thoughtfully engaged visionary voices who eloquently demonstrate that in dialogue and action there is always hope.

Hana Gartner, Member of the Order of Canada, award-winning CBC journalist and former host of The Fifth Estate

The stories in this book, compiled by The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, are from interviews with people of different faiths who have acted courageously for justice. They are powerful and inspiring and proclaim the hope our faith gives us. People in our parishes, and many others, are struggling to know how God is calling us to respond to the injustices in our day. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

Most Rev. Ronald Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London, Ontario

In a world of growing hate and an epidemic of lies, to read a book that talks of how peace might be achieved is a tonic. To see good words from good people of multiple faiths brings relief as well as thoughts of how to counter injustice. Kudos to Karen Hamilton for bringing us all these voices.

R. H. Thomson, Canadian artist, activist and Member of the Order of Canada

A terrific collection of stories that hasn’t been told enough: how believers work together, ignore sectarian lines, link arms to respond to injustice; how Muslim and Jewish leaders came together after the Quebec Mosque shooting; how other believers respond to the evils of human trafficking, work with refugees, uphold the rights of women, and combat racism. The links to organizations at the end of each chapter are excellent.

Dr. Gerald Filson, member of the National Spiritual Assembly, the national governing body of the Bahá’ís of Canada

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