The Bedford House Blog
Enough already Our local economy, our local watershed, is our household. In our household there are some with more than enough. In our household there are some with less than enough. In a consumer culture we can forget how to depend on one another. How might we...
Winter 2023, draft for Bedford House Annual Report Here we are again at the end of another amazing year of grassroots relationship-growing. Lots of lessons learned. The challenges of being “guided by the voices of under-resourced catalysts” while trying to meet the...
if the voices of marginalized peoples
I came across the Alliance model for change on a visit to Calgary last spring. Lead organizer Ryan Anderson gave me a thumbnail of how ordinary citizens have been Changing the Conversations in Calgary’s municipal politics.
Words of Wonder
Wind, rain, snow, moon
The Wind that wants to be seen
From my bedroom window I look up the driveway between the lilac hedges north over open fields from where winter arrives most days She arrives with her weather silent and naked I have to look for her in treetops But today She rushes at my doorstep Howling...
EDGEy Conversation with Rev. Allan Smith-Reeve and Zoe Chaytors of the EDGE Network.
The Rev. Allan Smith-Reeve knows about the power of social good initiatives. He has used Bedford House Community Ministry and its programs, such as Bridges Peterborough, to build relationships with his congregation at Greenwood United and to strengthen the community of Peterborough, Ontario.
A Canadian Nativity
The Saviour’s people would have been colonized and living under the rule of a foreign Empire.
Last Saturday I attended an all-day gathering of representatives from United Church Communities of Faith in our Eastern Ontario Region. Interesting to see how an old church sanctuary can be wired to offer big screen video displays and invite online participants to not...