"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
There’s reason to be seriously concerned about the state of our democratic politics and to not trust governments to safeguard our freedoms in this era of the surveillance state, writes Gerald Schmitz. “Joseph Heath, a Saskatoon native who teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto, has written a most timely book that tackles what ails our civic culture.” — page 8Remembrance Day
Next week’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa will be an especially sombre occasion at a place where a soldier was gunned down, writes Gerald Schmitz. “How much have we learned about avoiding war in the century since the world witnessed slaughter on an industrial scale?” — page 9Change of heart
David Gushee, a leading evangelical ethicist in the U.S., has had a change of heart in his views on issues concerning LGBT people. The reasons are important to pay attention to. — page 12
A conference on the legacy of Pope John Paul II was recently hosted by St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta. Paper edition — page 5