This is the second of two issues of A Human Future related to our democracy, and timed to come out shortly before and a few weeks after the federal election. For these, we invited two prominent Canadian women— Ursula Franklin and now, Margaret Atwood. Atwood’s is a prophetic voice and, like other prophets, she disturbs, but no one can question her love for Canada. L’Arche itself was born of the prophetic vision of Jean Vanier, who spoke and acted to bring justice to people whose marginalization was well entrenched and taken for granted by many in the general populace. – Beth Porter, ed.