Youth Speak News

On Jan. 11, 2004, at 10 p.m. I walked into the emergency room of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. My mother lay immobilized on a spine board. I prayed to God not to take her away from me.

Love of Christian music turns into career

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Ottawa native Robert Du Broy is a veteran media manager, producer and long-time promoter of Christian radio in Canada. He co-founded Christian Hit Radio Inc., which operates CHRI 99.1 FM in Ottawa.

Traditional girl in modern world

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I’ll get right to the point: I am 19  and since I was young I have wanted to be nothing more than a stay-at-home mom.

Multi-faith group explores different religious avenues

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TORONTO - The University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice has piloted a new project: four multi-faith discussion groups operating across the downtown Toronto campus.

Some bastion of free speech

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It is ironic to me that university institutions whose primary goal is to foster curiosity and the thirst for knowledge should work so hard to stifle groups and messages which run contrary to its politically correct ideology.

Tattoos, body piercings and the church

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{mosimage}Victoria Laaber goes to Mass every week and is an active part of her parish youth group. She also happens to have piercings on her nose and tongue, as well as a tattoo.

P.E.I. youth join to make a difference

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - A number of youth in Summerside gathered near the end of February at the local Presbyterian church to celebrate their faith ecumenically at the Make a Difference Rally.

Making a difference one recycled can at a time

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{mosimage}BRAMPTON, Ont. - Ian McGillivray single-handedly became his high school’s recycling program after he noticed it didn’t have one.

Finding peace in tragedy

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I believe that nothing can happen that God does not will, and all things work to the good of those who love God — even in the midst of tragedy.

Lending hope where there is little

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{mosimage}TORONTO - When Marilyn Ize-Dukuze was 12 she was inspired to help children in Africa. This led her to found Green Hope for Children, a Toronto-based group that raises funds to provide children and orphans in Rwanda and Sudan with an education. To date, the organization has helped 16 children in Rwanda and 10 in Sudan.

Saying 'yes' to service

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{mosimage}As the archdiocese of Quebec prepares to host the International Eucharistic Congress in June young adults are volunteering their time to help make it happen.