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Social Justice, Peace

Faith in the City

Inaugurated in 2013, Faith in the City is an initiative of various faith leaders and city officials encouraging faith communities to work across their traditional boundaries, and in co-operation with the City of Toronto, on issues of common social concern. On April 30, 2015, Faith in the City held its 3rd Annual Symposium. This year, the focus was responding to the City of Toronto’s progress on developing a Poverty Reduction Strategy. 

Human Trafficking Article in The Catholic Register

The Catholic Register — A public education campaign is being run in Toronto this summer coinciding with the Pan Am Games. Religious sisters are a driving force behind the campaign.

Burying Nuclear Waste in Ontario?

Event Date: 
February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
There has been much concern and mobilization to stop the plan to bury low and intermediate level nuclear waste next to Lake Huron. But what about the high level nuclear waste? Industry hopes to bury it too, they just don’t know where yet.
 
Currently, there are 13 communities in ON and SK involved in the ‘Learn More’ process with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), including one just NW of Toronto. The final promise is a $20 billion dollar construction project to bury at least 4.6 million used fuel bundles.

St. Joe’s Sisters spearhead call to protect migrants

The Catholic Register, January 25, 2015 — Pope Francis called for “the globalization of charity and co-operation” on the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees, but the Sisters of St. Joseph may have beaten the Pope to it with their submission to a United Nations commission in early January.
 
The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada is spearheading a worldwide effort by Sisters of St.

Fracking: An Environmental and Ethical Challenge

In ancient seas, hydrocarbons of coal, crude oil and natural gas were deposited in sedimentary shale rock. Over the last century, the ‘conventional’ shallow reservoirs of these fossil fuels, are being depleted and now hydraulic fracking is used to extract deeper ‘unconventional’ natural gas deposits. Like the tar sands extraction, fracking is raising new ethical concerns. 
 
What is fracking? A vertical well, reinforced with concrete, is drilled miles beneath the earth’s surface.
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