Christian Theatre Troupe Uses Plays to Make the World a Better Place
Theatre of the Beat founder Johnny Wideman says most people think social justice theatre is like Buckley’s cough medicine – it tastes bad, but it’s good for you.
“What we want to do is entertain as well as educate,” says Wideman about the Stouffville, Ont.-based troupe. “We’re using theatre to hopefully make the world a better place.”
Canadian Churches Respond to Syrian Crisis
Churches and faith-based organizations in Canada are stepping up to help people caught in the crossfire of the ongoing crisis in Syria. The conflict has left more than 9 million people displaced over the past three years, with 2.5 million fleeing to neighbouring countries.
Canadian Ministry Leading 3-D Printing Prosthetic Initiative
CBM (Christian Blind Mission) Canada hopes 3-D print technology will provide children in developing countries with prosthetics in less time than it currently takes. The technology allows a solid object to be created from a three-dimensional digital model that is then created in a solid form, layer by layer.
Ontario Equestrian Fuelled by Faith
For 30-year-old Cannington, Ont., resident Jessica Phoenix (www.jessicaphoenix.ca), the next three years will be full as she competes against the world’s best in the equestrian sport of eventing. Phoenix was recently named to the 2014 Canadian National Eventing Team. She will participate in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, the 2015 Pan American Games on home turf in Toronto, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.