Aging and addicted

When you picture drug abuse, Canadian seniors may not come to mind. But the over-prescription of painkillers has made them another face of the opioid epidemic.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Through the cracks

Community living offers hope to people with developmental disabilities, but troubling gaps remain. Just ask Chris Stafford.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Beyond the music

Immersive, multi-day festivals have become a modern rite of passage
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Northern Ireland’s Troubled Generation

A decade of peace has coincided with a disturbing spike in suicides among Catholic and Protestant youth
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Pacifism in a Post-9/11 World

Does traditional pacifism still have a role in the 21st century?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Infinite Sanctuary

Will an expanding universe lead to an expansion of consciousness?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Global Crisis, Urban Answers

Progress on climate change is pitifully slow. Can cities succeed where national governments have failed?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Can Big Business Save the Planet?

Philanthro-capitalists are putting their money where their morals are, using cash and clout to redefine the meaning of good business
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Artificial Intelligence

In making machines that think like humans, are we creating an ethical monster?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Aid Under Fire

Mounting dangers are forcing humanitarian workers to rethink the way they deliver relief
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Prescription for a Pandemic

Scientists, activists and politicians agree that generic drugs can slow or stop the global spread of HIV-AIDS. So why haven’t they been made more accessible?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Decoding Our Good Side

For centuries, theologians described empathy as a gift from God. Now neuroscientists suggest it’s simply evolution in action.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

The Science, Spirituality of Insomnia

For some, insomnia is a recurring nightmare. Others find it gives them a chance to reach deep into their souls.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Alone Together

In a few short years, social media has revolutionized the global conversation. But does more interaction mean better relationships?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

A General’s Mea Culpa

Former UN force commander remembers Rwandan Genocide 10 years later
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Out of Africa

Once a high-ranking official in Zimbabwe’s government, refugee Chris Mazhandu hopes to become a United Church minister and a force for change back home.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

The Cuba Syndrome

Pills, chills and a communist manifesto
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Demons and Drugs

Treating mental illness in Bermuda is still a ‘Catch 22′ situation. Although mental health professionals try to prescribe the best medication for their patients, the side effects of many drugs are often impairing — sometimes even devastating — to people’s daily lives. It can leave some individuals questioning what’s worse for them — the disease or the cure.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

The Killing Fields

Physician protests 800 deaths in the Philippines
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Son of a Preacher Man

The prodigal child of two televangelists has returned to help rebrand Christianity in the United States
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Condition Critical

Could two-tier health care today lead to greater ills tomorrow?
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Shared Life

L’Arche Canada fosters social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Life Everlasting

Technologies to extend life are closer than you might imagine. So are the ethical and theological questions they raise.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

The Old Lady, the Songbird and the Gun

Community workers combat social ills and stereotypes in Toronto’s Jane-Finch community
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

‘Dear Mama’

Single and with two jobs, social worker Doreth Brown is one matriarch trying against all odds to raise her children on her own
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Reborn Green

Three years after being destroyed by a monster tornado, a small town in rural Kansas is setting a global standard for sustainable living
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS

Lives Lived: David Albert Spurgaitis

Son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, 'green thumb,' benefactor. Born October 24, 1971, in Toronto. Died December 9, 2003, in Toronto, of complications from diabetes, aged 32.
By KEVIN SPURGAITIS