Social Justice, Peace
The global ocean makes up 99 per cent of our planet’s living space. It generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, cleans the water we drink, and more. The livelihood of our planet depends on the health of its ocean, but our ocean is far from healthy. Warming temperatures, increasing acidification, over-fishing, pollution and whaling are just some of the threats it faces right now.
“Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” — United Nations
On Friday, Jan. 24, 2013, 250 people of various faiths — Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, First Nations spirituality, and others — came together with several City Councillors and staff in the City of Toronto’s Council Chambers for Faith in the City.