Voices

Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff July 25, 2017

In 2003, the U.S. Army’s Guantanamo Bay facility received a 16-year-old boy, Omar Khadr. Omar would become Gitmo’s youngest prisoner. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he had been captured by U.S. special forces in 2002; U.S. military believe he was responsible for the death of a U.S.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff June 26, 2017
Every month a group gathers at Holy Trinity Church to hold a vigil for those who have died homeless in Toronto.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff June 08, 2017
In neighboring Canada, a dedicated network of Catholic peacemakers has been hard at work building a movement for nonviolence.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff June 05, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff April 07, 2017
Because of their sponsorship of “Indian schools,” Christians have a unique role to play in healing the wounds of the past.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff March 22, 2017
Some Canadian millennials are joining a political party solely to keep it from nominating another Trump.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff March 07, 2017
The problem of “fake news” is dizzying for journalists and media consumers alike.
Politics & Society News
Dean Dettloff March 02, 2017
As McLuhan observed half a century ago, the medium of the news itself lends to stirring up public reactions. The Daughters of St. Paul, on the other hand, encourage us to be aware of how the medium is shaping us.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff February 16, 2017
Canada's diverging efforts—moving environmentally unfriendly bitumen south while seeking to contain carbon use up north—highlight the nation’s conflicted approach to energy and ecology.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean Dettloff February 02, 2017
While Canadian Muslim communities grieve and regroup, the violence has other Canadians rethinking how Muslims are treated and perceived in Canada.