Broadview appeal

Former Moderator asks donors to cover
United Church cuts to Broadview magazine

By now, you have probably heard that a vital grant Broadview receives from the United Church has been cut in half. As a member of Broadview’s Board and a monthly supporter, this means I’m inspired to do more. Broadview is now the only progressive Christian media organization in our country, and I want it to thrive.

I know times are tough for many. If you have the means and are able to make a tax-deductible donation to Broadview — no matter how big or small — I would encourage you to give. If you are in a position to make a monthly gift and become a Broadview sustainer, that would really help give us the predictable income we need to grow our voice.

Personally, I give monthly because I strongly believe Broadview is more than a magazine. It reflects what people of faith can offer to the needs of Canadians at this time. It opens doors of possibility. For example, Broadview’s podcast, And Also Some Women, has now had more than 17,700 downloads. That’s an amazing uptake.

One of the most important aspects of Broadview is its rare capacity to serve the spiritual, social and intergenerational needs not only of church goers but also of those who have no church connection. People are looking for life-giving love, for stories of reconciliation, courage and hope. They can find them in Broadview. It reminds me of the Corinthians passage about treasure in earthen vessels. Broadview holds treasure.

Please join me in helping protect inspired journalism in any way you can. Know that I — along with all of Broadview’s Board members and staff team — are grateful for your financial support and prayers.

Mardi Tindal
40th Moderator of The United Church of Canada and Broadview Board member