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Social Justice, Peace

A Ritual of Hope for a Planet in Crisis on World Ocean Day

Event Date: 
June 8, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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.
 
June 8 is the official UN-designated international day of ocean celebration. The Sisters of St.

UN World Social Justice Day

Event Date: 
February 20, 2013 (All day)

“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

Faith in the City

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

Understanding our Place in the World

Dr. Daisy Radigan and Sr. Janet Fraser pose before the screen in Georgina on Oct
Leah Watkiss, JPIC Program Director, shares her experience at a screening of Journey of the Universe.
On a cold and rainy October evening, Sister Janet Fraser and I made our way to the town of Georgina on Lake Simcoe to attend a screening of the EMMY award-winning documentary Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation followed by a discussion led by eco-ministry expert Dr.

How Does the Earth?

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto have a Shared Ministerial Commitment: "We seek to nurture community with our neighbour, especially with the homeless, the alienated, the economically poor, women at risk and our wounded earth." The following song expresses their call to everyone: "Come let us help this precious planet live!"

How does the Earth? Is it alive and thriving?
How does the Earth? Is it alive and well?
How clear the waters? How pure the rain?
How green the forest? How tall the grain?
How does the Earth?

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