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Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth

Recent Updates

Prayers for Paris: Action and Reflection

On November 29, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto held Prayers for Paris, a prayer service at which Sisters and Associates gathered to create a powerful bond of prayer and goodwill to support the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. 

Lighting the Way to Climate Action

On November 19, Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto joined hundreds of people at Queen’s Park in a national day of action. The Lighting the Way to Climate Action march was an inter-generational celebration with people of every age.

About the Ministry for Social Justice, Peace and Care of Earth

The mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph... is to become a congregation of great love, empty of self, and filled with God. Through the overflow of this divine life, we help restore the full communion of all persons and all creation in God and with God. — Constitution #39 of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto
The Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth works to create a society transformed by Gospel values in the areas of social justice, peace, and creation.  It identifies key social justice concerns and seeks opportunities to collaborate with others in a faith-based way that includes education, advocacy, prayer, and action. 
 
Click on the links below to learn more about our current areas of focus.
Examples of Ministry actions include:
  • Attending rallies 
  • Writing letters 
  • Organizing rituals
  • Participating in workshops and conferences

To see what the Ministry has been up to recently, visit our News page.

Staff

Leah Watkiss holds a Masters degree in Peace and Justice from the University of San Diego where she worked as the Graduate Assistant for Catholic Social Thought and completed a mentorship program in applied nonviolence.  Before working for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, she worked for several faith-based organizations including Pace e Bene Nonviolence Services, Yonge Street Mission, and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Citizens for Public Justice.  

Contact

For more information about the ministry, please contact:
Leah Watkiss
Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth
101 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON  M4H 1M2
Tel: 416-467-8070 ext. 2676
Fax: 416-429-6414
 
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