Introducing you to Generational Giving

Generational Giving

May is Legacy Month – who knew that was even a thing? We don’t often talk about what leaving a gift that represents your values and what your lifetime has looked like. We thought “Legacy Month” would be an excellent opportunity to bring the conversation to our RAVEN community. The transfer of wealth that will…

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From harm to harmony: Ecocide as an instrument of international law

“Criminalizing harm to nature echoes the universal, fundamental law of reciprocity: if you damage Mother Earth, there are consequences,” says Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide. “That is an increasingly obvious fact.” Protecting the future of life on Earth means stopping the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems taking place globally.  This serious harm to nature…

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RAVEN welcomes Rob Hallam, our new board treasurer!

With more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive in the non-profit sector, Rob Hallam brings expertise in strategic planning, community development, governance, and fundraising.   We are so excited to welcome Rob to the RAVEN board in the very critical role of treasurer. Rob has an MBA in strategic planning and a…

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VIDEO: Outspoken women warriors share from the heart

Last night on a RAVEN webinar, we heard the spirited stories, soulful songs and passionate teachings of Birdy Markert, Desirée Dawson and Helen Knott. Though we were each in our separate homes, seeing each other in our living rooms with fires lit and armchairs rocking to the sweet tunes  felt like having a visit with…

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Wenatchee, WA 350.org host fundraising screening for the Tar Sands Trial

Our allies in Washington State are screening “The Human Element” in support of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores…

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Healing Walk Victoria: an inter-faith journey

By Terry Dance-Bennink I came back a changed woman after my river pilgrimage to the tar-sands in September 2013, determined to take action. I shared the story of my pilgrimage at my local church, Esquimalt United, and to my delight, our minister, Leanne Benoit, suggested we hold a solidarity healing walk next spring in Victoria,…

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‘This Changes Everything’ screens at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing with hundreds of movies set to unspool through Sept. 20. Avi Lewis’ new film, “This Changes Everything”, is an official TIFF selection and features interviews with Crystal Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Based on the non-fiction bestseller by Naomi Klein, who is Lewis’s partner,…

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