In Pictures: See How Artist and Instagram Sensation Cj Hendry Transformed a London Church Into a Botanical Wonderland

In Pictures: See How Artist and Instagram Sensation Cj Hendry Transformed a London Church Into a Botanical Wonderland

Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of a busy East London road, a moment of serenity awaits those curious enough to step inside a humble 19th-century church, where they will find cascades of white petals falling gently from the ceiling. The joyful feat is the work of artist and Instagram sensation Cj Hendry, … Read more

‘It was really emotional’: Calgary host family encourages more people to offer places to those fleeing war

‘It was really emotional’: Calgary host family encourages more people to offer places to those fleeing war

Dozens of people fleeing the war in Ukraine were at a Calgary church on Saturday getting help and meeting new friends. Kate Podolska arrived in Calgary from Ukraine Friday night, alone with only her suitcase. She doesn’t know anyone in Calgary and she’s staying with a person she’s never met before. “I’m confused. I don’t … Read more

Dubuque food bank, church to host food distribution event as need for food assistance increases

Dubuque food bank, church to host food distribution event as need for food assistance increases

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – A church and a food bank in Dubuque are partnering to host a food distribution event on Saturday, this comes as staff at that food bank say they are seeing more people need their help. Staff and volunteers at St. Stephen’s Food Bank will pre-pack the food and later unload it … Read more

Great Minds: Mental health support gave Tauranga teen Frankie Perry tools to turn life around

Great Minds: Mental health support gave Tauranga teen Frankie Perry tools to turn life around

16-year-old Frankie Perry who wants other young people to know about a Tauranga support service that changed her life for the better. “You can get help before you get to those dark points.” That’s the message of 16-year-old Frankie Perry who is sharing her story as part of Great Minds, a major NZ Herald and … Read more

Melbourne’s Greek Orthodox community in shock after 10 churches broken into at weekend – Mornings

Melbourne’s Greek Orthodox community in shock after 10 churches broken into at weekend – Mornings

Melbourne’s Greek Orthodox community is in “shock” after ten churches were broken into at the weekend. Father Nicholas Georgiou from The Presentation of Our Lady to the Temple in Balwyn North told Ali Moore on mornings his church has since increased its security. “There’s just no need for this sort of behaviour… we’ve employed security … Read more

Stained glass window in little-known Ottawa church is a masterpiece hidden in plain sight

Stained glass window in little-known Ottawa church is a masterpiece hidden in plain sight

The stained-glass window, known as ‘the Ottawa Window’ to the art world and ‘the East Window’ to the St. Bartholomew’s congregation, is hidden in plain sight, according to the church’s Rev. David Clunie.Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail There are many ways you could describe the astonishing stained-glass window that stands above the altar of Ottawa’s … Read more

Why Ottawa dropped appeal of Catholic Church payouts for residential school survivors

Why Ottawa dropped appeal of Catholic Church payouts for residential school survivors

A family walks through a field where flags and solar lights now mark the site where human remains were discovered in unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School site on Cowessess First Nation, Sask., on June 26, 2021.GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images The federal government abandoned its 2015 appeal of a court ruling that released … Read more

Judge seals mental health treatment plans for church arson suspect | News

Judge seals mental health treatment plans for church arson suspect |  News

A Tuolumne County Superior Court judge sealed a proposed mental health treatment plan for Brennan Martin DeBisschop, who is accused of intentionally setting an East Sonora church on fire March 19, and denied release of the 23-year-old burglary-arson suspect Friday morning because “he poses too significant a risk to the safety of the public and … Read more

Pope Francis’s apology for abuses at church-run residential schools unlikely to have legal ramifications, experts say

Pope Francis’s apology for abuses at church-run residential schools unlikely to have legal ramifications, experts say

Chief Roseanne Casimir, Palexelsia Lorelei Williams and Cecilia Point gesture in St. Peter’s Square, after an audience with Pope Francis, at the Vatican, April 1, 2022.Fabrizio Troccoli/The Globe and Mail The Pope’s apology for harms done by some Catholics in residential schools to Indigenous children and families cannot be used in court against Catholic entities … Read more