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Social Justice, Peace

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.

Sewing Hope with Art at Mustard Seed

With food bank use at record highs and 10-year waiting lists for affordable housing, many Ontarians are falling through the cracks of Ontario’s social safety net — social programs  that exist to prevent poverty and help those in precarious situations. When a group of knitters discussed these problems, someone joked that they should knit a social safety net themselves, and a beautiful idea was borne.

Earth Day: April 22

Earth Day is an annual day of celebrating our Mother Earth. On this day, events and demonstrations take place around the world to support environmental protection. Here are some ways that you can celebrate Earth Day this year:

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

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