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Social Justice, Peace

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?

City Hall's Peace Garden: Gathering to Remember 1945 Bombing

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, the City of Toronto proclaimed Aug. 6, 2010 to be 'Hiroshima Day' and the Hiroshima Day Coalition held an event at City Hall's Peace Garden.

On the program, the Coalition had noted: "Thousands of Canadians will be joining millions around the world to remember the innocent lives that were lost in 1945 and those that continue to suffer today. We shall never forget as we remind the world that nuclear weapons must be abolished once and for all."

A Different House

If you think that all the houses of the Sisters of St. Joseph are more or less the same, you've never visited a tall house in Riverdale where three Sisters live.

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