Politics, prayer, and tragedy in Ethiopia
Tragedy in Ethiopia. Eighteen Canadians die in a plane crash that killed 157 people. We pray for the loss in this community.
And, does prayer and religion have a role in public life beyond the tragic? A Senate hearing underway on the tax benefits for religion in Canada probes the worth of religion in our nation.
We hear from our political leaders on the value of prayer and examine the challenge of ethics in government.
Is there a role for faith communities to pray for our leaders? And is that worth a tax benefit?
Plus, a special announcement about our Molly Thomas.
Pastor Terefe Sereke, Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Edmonton
Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party Leader
John McKay, Liberal MP, Scarborough-Guildwood
Michelle Rempel, Conservative M, Calgary Nose Hill
Rob Parker, National House of Prayer
John Pellowe, Canadian Council of Christian Charities CEO