The Common Book That Became The Rare Book

So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks.

The Bison: A Resource Management Decision that can Change a Nation

As this article “Bison to return to Montana after 140 years in the Canadian wilderness” describes, bringing the bison back to the United States is a resource management decision meant to solve long-standing conflicts between many different indigenous groups and settlers of the region. Over time, the bison, also known as the buffalo, became part of many tribes’ spiritual identity as they often depended upon bison for their way of life including food, clothing and shelter.

Is Corporate Cannabis a Bad Idea?


            In Alan Young's article The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold”, published in The Globe and Mail, July 15th 2016, we are offered an insightful perspective on the longstanding question of Cannabis legalization, or rather, how would be best to treat marijuana in a post-legalization Canada. The author begins the article by writing about his own personal experience in the quest to legalize cannabis.

Should Students be Exempted from Classes due to Religious Reasons?


Modern Education and religion can often lead to conflicting ideas which can lead to tensions between parents and a school board. The line between religious accommodation and fairness is often murky and it's hard to come to a definite conclusion to make sure all parties are appeased. In the case of certain school boards in the Greater Toronto area, there have been conflicts on whether or not Muslim students should be exempted from art or music classes due to these classes not conforming to Islamic religious beliefs.

Did Pope Francis Canonize a Saint or a Sinner?

On October 17th, 2010, Brother André got canonized by Pope Benedict XVI for his miraculous acts and for his generosity.  The canonization was all over the news, at least in Quebec.  It was a great moment of pride for all French Canadians.  Since, many canonizations were done, but it has not been as exposed, except one.  Junipero Serra, a Spanish priest who was a missionary in California in the 1770’s, was canonized on September 23rd, 2015.  This canonization was more of a controversy than a cheerful event.  He founded many missions in California to colonize it and to convert First Nations I

Banning veil or banning religion?

            Paris, April 2011: a woman gets fined for wearing niqab (Chrisafis). She is the first Muslim woman to get stopped by the police in a public place since the ban on face covering was voted by the French senate in September 2010 (Robitaille). On that fall, France created a major controversy, being the first country in history to prohibit concealment of the face in public space. A battle between secularism of the collectivity and individual freedom of religion started then and has been going on since.

Gender Inequality in Saudi Arabia


       As of the 2015 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia, women have officially been given the right to vote and run for office (Batrawy). This country has been progressively growing out of its male-dominant mindset in this modern age, allowing for the “gender apartheid” to slowly degenerate (Manea). However, because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia goes by the Qur’an as a model for their laws, strict gender expectations still apply nonetheless.

Belgium Allows Child Euthanasia Bill To Pass in Parliament



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Judaism, Christianism and Rastafarianism: The Essence of a Culture


Since as long as we can remember, people rely on religion to provide answer on what is still considered enigmas for the scientists. These religion may all differ from one another, but the big majority have one thing in common: “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and [we] will feel all right’’ (One Love - Bob Marley). In other words, believe in God and he will look after you. It is to say, Rastafarianism shared affinity with Judeo-Christianism.