24 episodes

Is it too late for spiritual wisdom to help undo the wrongs of the modern world? The Rooster Crows is produced by a progressive Christian church in Toronto, where we admit that Christianity has been part of the problem in what ails the world. Each episode we look for ways to make the world more just for all, drawing on spiritual wisdom from our faith and others. We talk about movies, social justice, anxiety and hope, and hear some great music from our house musicians and choir. Produced by Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto, Canada.

The Rooster Crows LPCC Podcast Rev. Stephen Milton

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Is it too late for spiritual wisdom to help undo the wrongs of the modern world? The Rooster Crows is produced by a progressive Christian church in Toronto, where we admit that Christianity has been part of the problem in what ails the world. Each episode we look for ways to make the world more just for all, drawing on spiritual wisdom from our faith and others. We talk about movies, social justice, anxiety and hope, and hear some great music from our house musicians and choir. Produced by Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto, Canada.

    Supporting the Spirit: Chaplains at U of T Offer Guidance and Care to Students

    Supporting the Spirit: Chaplains at U of T Offer Guidance and Care to Students

    Rev. Roberta speaks to Tim Kennedy and Jeanette Unger, chaplains with the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T, who are a part of the critical piece of spiritual care for young adults.



    "Each year, thousands of students start at universities and colleges across Canada. Many are away from home, family and friends, and are learning who they are as adults for the first time. It can be a stage of both real anxiety, and also real growth. 
     
    Professors and TAs will work hard to keep their brains working. But who is looking after their hearts? Today we speak with Tim Kennedy and Jeanette Unger, chaplains with the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T, who are a part of the critical piece of spiritual care for young adults.

    • 28 min
    Stay Out! How Canada is Locking Out Refugees

    Stay Out! How Canada is Locking Out Refugees

    Stay out! : How Canada and the U.S. are locking out refugees.
     
    Canadians take pride in being a country that welcomes refugees, but this year, Canada and the US revised the Safe Third Country agreement making  it harder than ever for refugees to get in without an invitation. To find out what's going on, we talk to experts in Toronto, Texas and Halifax to learn how the new rules work, and what they mean practically and ethically for refugees fleeing violence and climate change at home.

    • 29 min
    Keep our Stories Alive - Remembering LGBTQ2S+ History through the ArQuives

    Keep our Stories Alive - Remembering LGBTQ2S+ History through the ArQuives

    For as long as humans have been around, there have been people that we would identify today as a part of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Cultures and histories from across time and space have shown people resisting oppression, creating families and communities, exploring the depths of human emotion through arts, and sharing stories. The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, now called the ArQuives, has worked for the past 50 years to preserve this history in the Canadian context. Roberta had the pleasure of interviewing their research archivist, Daniel Payne, on how the LGBTQIA2S+ community has worked to not just make history, but to preserve it and share it with the world.

    • 45 min
    How Does Homelessness Affect Your Health?

    How Does Homelessness Affect Your Health?

    In this edition of the Rooster Crows Podcast, Rev. Stephen Milton poses a simple question: if a healthy person were forced to live on the streets tomorrow, what would happen to their health? Stephen interviews Roxie Danielson, a street nurse in Toronto who works with people who are experiencing homelessness. Roxie has been doing this work for nine years, and used to sit on the steering committee for the Shelter and Housing Justice Network in Toronto.

    • 37 min
    ”A Third Chance: Restorative Justice Housing of Ontario” with Rev. Roberta Howey and Joseph Lauren of RJHO

    ”A Third Chance: Restorative Justice Housing of Ontario” with Rev. Roberta Howey and Joseph Lauren of RJHO

    Rev. Roberta speaks with Joseph Lauren of Restorative Justice Housing Ontario (RJHO) who assists former prisoners by providing safe, affordable housing. This gives them the stable foundation they need to become positive members of their communities. It will also lead to lower rates of re-offence and safer neighbourhoods, which helps the city as a whole. 
    In Canada, when someone is no longer incarcerated, they often have little support. Without access to their community, income, or housing, the chances are very high someone will return to prison. The Restorative Justice Housing of Ontario is working to reintegrate people into society, one apartment at a time.

    • 42 min
    Why Santa is a Saint, and other Christmas Origin Stories

    Why Santa is a Saint, and other Christmas Origin Stories

    In our final podcast of the year, we feature some of the weird backstories behind Christmas traditions. Why did kids have to go on strike to get  Christmas vacations? Who was the real Saint Nicholas?  If you haven't been following Stephen's daily emails about Christmas, this is a good way to catch up, and get some killer trivia for Christmas dinner. 

    • 45 min

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