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Social Justice, Peace

World Fast for Mother Earth

Event Date: 
June 20, 2014 (All day) - June 23, 2014 (All day)
An invitation from Grandmother Josephine Mandamin Water Walker:
Take the time to listen. Pray. Be.
 
“The world has a duty to protect our Mother Earth and her life blood — our life blood — the water.”
 
Grandmother Josephine, an Ojibwa elder from Manitoulin Island, has walked more than 17,000 km.

Love and acceptance in the classroom today

Sisters finally met the students they had been praying for during the last eight weeks of a special Agape program designed by Leah Watkiss and Ann McGowan. This program was incorporated into the religion class taught by St. Joseph's College School chaplain Monica Gondin.
 
Sisters of St. Joseph and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Loretto Sisters, were eager to meet the 25 Grade 12 students.

Seeking Justice for Aboriginal Peoples: Associate Assembly Day

On March 8, 2014, 60 Associates and Sisters gathered for the CSJ Associate Assembly Day at 2 O’Connor Drive. Guest speaker Sister Priscilla Solomon, a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, spoke on “Indigenous Issues, Spirituality and Current Justice.” Sister Priscilla is Ojibway which is part of the Anishinabek Nation. 

Seeding a gardening program in Toronto schools

A special group of people with knowledge of gardening, eco-spirituality, architecture, planning, education, and curriculum preparation have made an impact on a local school. They call themselves the Eco-Spirituality Consulting Group.

Agape in the Classroom

Students in an Agape program presented their creative final projects at Loretto Abbey on January 10, 2014: there were blogs, wordles (word clouds, see image), paintings, poems and videos. Agape is the Greek word for selfless unconditional love that gives without expecting anything in return.
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