On the eve of last week’s throne speech members of the United Church of Canada and their ecumenical partners were gathering across Canada (at an appropriate distance). Those unable to be present at the demonstration were invited to share a photo of a candle during their lunch hour with the tag #universalbasicincome. Maybe you’ve heard the term Universal Basic Income on the news recently. But, why were Christians demonstrating? And, how might a town like Marathon benefit from a UBI?