December 2021

In this issue:

  • Second-generation Canadians often find themselves caught in between two worlds at Christmas. Eight writers share how they’ve put their own spin on holiday traditions.
  • How Indigenous filmmakers are finding a new, successful way to tell their stories through dystopia, sci-fi and horror
  • Is the church disappearing? Rev. Christopher White answers a reader.

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In This Issue

Editor's Letter


  • Topics: Spirituality

    Reply all (print exclusive)

    In our September issue, Louise Kinross wrote about the terrifying process of breaking free from Christian Science

    By Broadview Staff


  • Topics: Ethical Living

    The lens (print exclusive)

    "These family-owned businesses offer overseas remittance services, comfort food and Filipino groceries to the neighbourhood’s considerable Filipino population"

    By Jadine Ngan
  • Topics: Ethical Living

    This month in 2012 (print exclusive)

    On December 11, 2012, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence began a hunger strike

    By Jadine Ngan
  • Topics: Spirituality

    Cool things (print exclusive)

    Nativity scenes, unguarded and not usually tethered down, present a terrible temptation for pranksters

    By Kate Spencer
  • Topics: Ethical Living

    Good advice (print exclusive)

    How to ease anxiety

    By Alex Mlynek
  • Topics: Spirituality

    Ode to church bells (print exclusive)

    In Montreal, an imaginative composer is showing how these mighty bronze ringers can be repurposed

    By Bertrand Marotte




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