eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | February 26, 2015

Here are some of the stories we've been telling this week:

Elections underway across many of province's co-ops

Watch the Kardashians. Or watch and join the action at a local co-operative's annual general meeting (AGM). Given those two choices, Paul Cabaj says he'd opt for the latter. "It's better than reality TV," he says of some of the co-op AGMs he's attended.

It's an important time of year for a vibrant part of Alberta's economy - the co-operative sector.

Many co-ops, including Calgary Co-op, Mountain Equipment Co-op and Servus Credit Union, have either just completed or are holding elections for their respective boards of directors. Some also allow members to vote on certain resolutions during the same time period. Read more...

Six Lenten sermons each centre on an Academy Award Best Picture nominee

Makers of this year's Academy Award Best Picture nominees might be surprised to hear Rev. John Pentland's reflection that most of them have Lenten themes.

For example, "Selma is about struggle, it's about civil rights, it's about prophetic voice - that's a Lenten theme," says John, who is with Hillhurst United Church in Calgary.

"The Theory of Everything is around why are we here and what connects and how do things fit together - what is the theory of everything - that's a Lenten theme as well."

What's the relevance of faith - and how can churches demonstrate that relevance - are ongoing, burning questions. Read more...

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