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Evangelism or Colonization? Lingering Questions After Missionary John Allen Chau’s Death

Evangelism or Colonization? Lingering Questions After Missionary John Allen Chau’s Death

The death of American missionary John Allen Chau at the hands of indigenous Sentinelese people has spurred quite a bit of debate. Some blame Chau for his own demise, pointing to the tribe's desire to be left alone and his disregard of Indian laws res[...]
What Do These Popular Wedding Flowers Symbolize?

What Do These Popular Wedding Flowers Symbolize?

There are few pieces of décor as important to a wedding as flowers. Selecting the best possible blossoms for your big day can be a lengthy endeavor, especially when you’re not exactly sure which buds will suit your needs best. For many couples, the b[...]
Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea Released

Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea Released

The Canadian government and a large church in Toronto were able to find a solution to the plight of a 60-year-old pastor who had been sentenced to life in prison with hard labor for crimes against the North Korean regime. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim is a [...]
An Overview of West African Religions in Canada

An Overview of West African Religions in Canada

Around two-thirds of Canadians claim to be Christians, but our country’s religious landscape also contains many complexities and nuances. Our religious diversity in modern times has been forged from a fascinating and troubling history, a colonialist [...]
Pour Out Your Offerings: A Brief History of Libations

Pour Out Your Offerings: A Brief History of Libations

Listen to hip-hop music and you’ll probably hear mentions of libations being poured out to honor dead friends and family. Early 1990s genre pioneers such as Tupac Shakur all the way down to contemporary artists like Kayne West reference it frequently[...]
Zoroastrianism, Abrahamic Religions and the End of the World

Zoroastrianism, Abrahamic Religions and the End of the World

Although most individuals tend to think of religious doomsday-style predictions within a Christian context, you might be surprised to know that “the end of the world as we know it” doesn’t just exist in Christianity. Islam also has an anti-Christ fig[...]
Shopping Online for Your Wedding? Follow This Smart Advice

Shopping Online for Your Wedding? Follow This Smart Advice

Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology and e-commerce, nearly anything can be bought online: groceries, movie tickets, medications, music, vehicles, and more. Wedding industry vendors jumped on the online commerce bandwagon long ago, making it[...]
The Legend of Turtle Island

The Legend of Turtle Island

Long before Canada became the country we know, Indigenous peoples flourished across the North American continent. From the Mi’kmaq groups near the shores of Cape Spear, to the Tlingit living around Mount Saint Elias, many distinct cultures descended [...]
Removing Gendered Language From Your Wedding

Removing Gendered Language From Your Wedding

Wedding-related language can be incredibly gender-specific, especially considering that most nuptial traditions developed with a bride and a groom in mind. For LGBTQ individuals as well as couples wishing to adopt forward-thinking approaches, navigat[...]
Asatru Weddings: Marrying the Heathen Way

Asatru Weddings: Marrying the Heathen Way

While Statistics Canada doesn’t explicitly count our country’s Norse pagan population, Heathenry continues to gain popularity. As new followers join local kindreds and adopt in-home religious practices, they learn about and pass on the faith’s ritual[...]

 

 

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ULC Canada Blog

Evangelism or Colonization? Lingering Questions After Missionary John Allen Chau’s Death

Evangelism or Colonization? Lingering Questions After Missionary John Allen Chau’s Death

The death of American missionary John Allen Chau at the hands of indigenous Sentinelese people has spurred quite a bit of debate. Some blame Chau for his own demise, pointing to the tribe's desire to be left alone and his disregard of Indian laws res[...]
What Do These Popular Wedding Flowers Symbolize?

What Do These Popular Wedding Flowers Symbolize?

There are few pieces of décor as important to a wedding as flowers. Selecting the best possible blossoms for your big day can be a lengthy endeavor, especially when you’re not exactly sure which buds will suit your needs best. For many couples, the b[...]
Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea Released

Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea Released

The Canadian government and a large church in Toronto were able to find a solution to the plight of a 60-year-old pastor who had been sentenced to life in prison with hard labor for crimes against the North Korean regime. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim is a [...]
An Overview of West African Religions in Canada

An Overview of West African Religions in Canada

Around two-thirds of Canadians claim to be Christians, but our country’s religious landscape also contains many complexities and nuances. Our religious diversity in modern times has been forged from a fascinating and troubling history, a colonialist [...]
Pour Out Your Offerings: A Brief History of Libations

Pour Out Your Offerings: A Brief History of Libations

Listen to hip-hop music and you’ll probably hear mentions of libations being poured out to honor dead friends and family. Early 1990s genre pioneers such as Tupac Shakur all the way down to contemporary artists like Kayne West reference it frequently[...]
Zoroastrianism, Abrahamic Religions and the End of the World

Zoroastrianism, Abrahamic Religions and the End of the World

Although most individuals tend to think of religious doomsday-style predictions within a Christian context, you might be surprised to know that “the end of the world as we know it” doesn’t just exist in Christianity. Islam also has an anti-Christ fig[...]
Shopping Online for Your Wedding? Follow This Smart Advice

Shopping Online for Your Wedding? Follow This Smart Advice

Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology and e-commerce, nearly anything can be bought online: groceries, movie tickets, medications, music, vehicles, and more. Wedding industry vendors jumped on the online commerce bandwagon long ago, making it[...]
The Legend of Turtle Island

The Legend of Turtle Island

Long before Canada became the country we know, Indigenous peoples flourished across the North American continent. From the Mi’kmaq groups near the shores of Cape Spear, to the Tlingit living around Mount Saint Elias, many distinct cultures descended [...]
Removing Gendered Language From Your Wedding

Removing Gendered Language From Your Wedding

Wedding-related language can be incredibly gender-specific, especially considering that most nuptial traditions developed with a bride and a groom in mind. For LGBTQ individuals as well as couples wishing to adopt forward-thinking approaches, navigat[...]
Asatru Weddings: Marrying the Heathen Way

Asatru Weddings: Marrying the Heathen Way

While Statistics Canada doesn’t explicitly count our country’s Norse pagan population, Heathenry continues to gain popularity. As new followers join local kindreds and adopt in-home religious practices, they learn about and pass on the faith’s ritual[...]