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Love Thy Neighbour: How the church is getting involved

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to become acquainted with a couple churches around the South Shore and in Montreal, getting a better sense of what each is doing in order to get involved with their community and with global issues.

Growing up in a Christian community, I’d sometimes felt that the church was separate from the outside world. It seemed as though there was an invisible rift between the people I would see during a Sunday service and those that would sit next to me in class; sermons and worship seemingly never intersected with real-world issues.

INTERVIEW: Bianca Hébert

The following is an interview between the author, Julie Brown, and Bianca Hébert, the chair of the youth group of Rosemount Bible Church. The interview was conducted on April 29th, 2016.

The article that these interviews were conducted for can be found here.

 

BROWN: How long have you been involved with RBC (Rosemount Bible Church) on a leadership level?

INTERVIEW: Matheus Schultz

The following is the transcript of an interview between the author, Julie Brown, and Matheus Schultz, a college student and member of Saint-Marc's Parish in Candiac. The interview was conducted on April 6th, 2016. The event discussed took place on April 3rd, 2016. 

The article that these interviews were conducted for can be found here.

 

BROWN: Tell us a bit about the event that you orchestrated.

The Papacy for New Power

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In an article for CBC News, the Associated Press describes the way in which Pope Francis’ papacy has shown itself to be reflective of modern leadership tendencies. Noting that the Church has often been self-centered and isolated from its followers, Francis calls for priests to “get out of their sacristies, get their shoes muddy, [and] get involved in the lives of their faithful”.

Enlighten Volunteering

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Chess and Education: How volunteering at Saint-Laurent can help the problem

     I will not be volunteering with any organization, I was planning to volunteer with my brother, since he already have teaching experiences, it'll be a lot easier if I follow his advices and the children will learn a lot better. My brother taught young students the basics of chess with the organization Echecs et Maths, which has a goal to introduce chess to people who does not know how to play and to organize chess tournaments in order to spread to

Brossard Chinese School

Volunteering with the Wikimedia Foundation

Most of the posts I have made concern the issues of technology and science. I believe it is important to volunteer in regards to technology, since many people are not as lucky as me. We take technology for granted and anyone living in third world countries would love to use technology to benefit their lives. Unfortunately, most NGOs that I have done research on want volunteers with a background in engineering and people who are older and more experienced in the field of technology. That is why I will probably be volunteering with the Wikimedia Foundation.