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Social Justice, Peace

A Ritual of Hope for a World in Crisis

On World Ocean Day, June 8, 2013, over 60 people responded to the invitation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto to join their celebration Come, Holy Spirit: A Ritual of Hope for a Planet in Crisis on World Ocean Day at the Mary Ward Centre in Toronto.

In solidarity with our oceans

Catholic Register, June 6, 2013 — The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto are celebrating World Ocean Day to raise awareness about the environmental damage being done to our oceans. On June 8, the UN-designated day, the sisters were to host “Come, Holy Spirit: A Ritual of Hope for a Planet in Crisis on World Ocean Day” at the Mary Ward Centre at Loretto College Residence, part of the University of St.

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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.
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