Events under 'Social Justice'
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Social Responsibility

Takes place in the Boardroom
Monday, February 14, 2011 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Takes place in the Boardroom.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:30 pm
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Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week     Bill Belfontaine & Doug Buck Sunday, February 20-27  The Social Justice Committee will be implementing a Freedom to Read Week in February to encourage members and friends of First to support openly our democratic freedom--the choice of what we read. Year 2011 is the 26th anniversary of the battle against banning, censorship, government cover-up and secrecy at any level. On February 6: A special after-service presentation from the Book and Periodical Council will occur and some "challenged books" will be displayed. Contact Bill Belfontaine (416-925-6458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addyd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6 = addyd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_textd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloakd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd417939bfaef2eed427fa2d60c367fb6+''; ) to discuss The Social Justice Committee will be implementing a Freedom to Read Week in February to encourage members and friends of First to support openly our democratic freedom -- the choice of what we read. Year 2011 is the 26th anniversary of the battle against banning, censorship, government cover-up and secrecy at any level. On February 6: A special after-service presentation from the Book and Periodical Council will occur and some "challenged books" will be displayed. Contact Bill Belfontaine (416-925-6458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075 = addy525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075').innerHTML += ''+addy_text525c8c1f1968e62b7e2928a531721075+''; ) to discuss. February 20, 12:15 pm: Presentation by Doug Buck on The Shepherd’s Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter, a book about a young Palestinian girl, Amani, who wants to become a shepherd, following in her grandfather’s steps. As years pass, she learns about wolves, a veterinarian, and most seriously, encroaching Israeli settlements that eventually end the family’s farming life. 
Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm
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Social Justice Workshop Series

Social Justice Workshop Series      Margaret Rao If you wish to better understand our current economic and monetary system and what we can do to create a more just and sustainable economy for all, this workshop series is a must. Every second Monday, through March 21 (February 7, 21, March 7, 21), 7:00–8:30 pm. To purchase the primer, Economics For Everyone, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and to register contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ Toronto First Chapter, (416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a = addyf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf0b3dd4e6ec6c70cc71507a44e0fbd1a+''; ). If you wish to better understand our current economic and monetary system and what we can do to create a more just and sustainable economy for all, this workshop series is a must. Every second Monday, through March 21 (February 7, 21, March 7, 21), 7:00–8:30 pm. To purchase the primer, Economics For Everyone, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and to register contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ Toronto First Chapter, (416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d = addyf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf36df2076dcb520114a96e570fcbdf4d+''; ).
Monday, February 21, 2011 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until March 21, 2011

Amnesty Letter Writing

Sunday, February 27, 2011 11:30 am
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Social Justice Workshop Series

Social Justice Workshop Series      Margaret Rao If you wish to better understand our current economic and monetary system and what we can do to create a more just and sustainable economy for all, this workshop series is a must. Every second Monday, through March 21 (February 7, 21, March 7, 21), 7:00–8:30 pm. To purchase the primer, Economics For Everyone, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and to register contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ Toronto First Chapter, (416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloaka6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addya6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb = addya6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta6b8d39c40b922748315d0f11033dafb+''; ). If you wish to better understand our current economic and monetary system and what we can do to create a more just and sustainable economy for all, this workshop series is a must. Every second Monday, through March 21 (February 7, 21, March 7, 21), 7:00–8:30 pm. To purchase the primer, Economics For Everyone, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and to register contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ Toronto First Chapter, (416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf = addyb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb8570467c03f4f8d6d8f22dafdb58ebf+''; ).
Monday, March 07, 2011 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Amnesty International

Our monthly meeting is on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm when we will continue our focus on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:30 pm
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Social Justice Workshop Series

Social Justice Workshop Series      Margaret Rao If you wish to better understand our current economic and monetary system and what we can do to create a more just and sustainable economy for all, this workshop series is a must. Every second Monday, through March 21 (February 7, 21, March 7, 21), 7:00–8:30 pm. To purchase the primer, Economics For Everyone, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and to register contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ Toronto First Chapter, (416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398 = addyde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398').innerHTML += ''+addy_textde7b46001a26938b0daea30110f4b398+''; ). If you wish to better understand our current economic and monetary system and what we can do to create a more just and sustainable economy for all, this workshop series is a must. Every second Monday, through March 21 (February 7, 21, March 7, 21), 7:00–8:30 pm. To purchase the primer, Economics For Everyone, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and to register contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ Toronto First Chapter, (416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025 = addy46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025').innerHTML += ''+addy_text46cc692758ecf965bd365f2c26bfb025+''; ).
Monday, March 21, 2011 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until March 21, 2011

Social Responsibility Meeting

Monday, March 21, 2011 7:00 pm
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Amnesty Letter Writing

Letter writing will take place on Sunday, March 27 at 11:30 am. Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4 = addyee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4').innerHTML += ''+addy_textee61206e2c97dcfcaf87d9fa1ea48ac4+''; ).
Sunday, March 27, 2011 11:30 am
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Amnesty International Concert

On Sunday March 27 at 3:30 pm in Sunderland Hall, Amnesty International and the Windermere String Quartet will present The Age of Enlightenment and Human Rights, an afternoon of music and ideas to benefit Amnesty International, hosted by Alexa Petrenko of Classical 96.3 FM. Become immersed in the time of Voltaire and the Philosophers; Beaumarchais’ witty satire of the ruling classes in his daring play, “The Marriage of Figaro”; the genius of Mozart and Beethoven flowering as freelance composers less dependent upon the court; and the great surge toward values of individual freedoms and human rights; talks by philosophers/authors Mark Kingwell and André Gombay; and music from the Golden Age of the String Quartet performed by the Windermere String Quartet on period instruments. Tickets are $50 or $30 for students/seniors and will be available during coffee hour or at http://windermere.braveform.com/docs/boxoffice.html.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:30 pm
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Scrupling with Unitarians on Democracy in Canada

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm.  Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.  Carolyn Bennett, Liberal MP for St. Paul’s riding, Senator Art Eggleton, Senator Anne Cools and other guests will participate in a serious search for ways to stem the decline of representative democracy.  Pre-registration is required, beginning on Sunday, March 6 during coffee hour and an information session will be held on Sunday, April 3 during coffee hour.  Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369 = addy616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369').innerHTML += ''+addy_text616be0105cdd199f0a606cfede479369+''; ).
Sunday, April 17, 2011 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Social Responsibility Committee

Monday, April 18, 2011 7:00 pm
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Demand Dignity

Amnesty Group 142 continues the Demand Dignity campaign focusing on every person’s basic right to live with dignity.  We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  All are welcome to join us for letter writing on Wednesday April 20 at 7:30 pm and Sunday April 24 at 11:30 am.  Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf = addyd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd576b53140fb322ab32aa968cf1ee0cf+''; ).
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:30 pm
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Amnesty International

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:30 pm
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Amnesty Letter Writing

Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:30 am
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Social Justice Resolution Process

Currently our congregation does not have a formal process in place for establishing a congregational position on social justice issues and concerns.  Over the past year the Social Justice Committee has been developing a Social Justice Resolution Process.  The committee presented the process to our Board in March and it was agreed to present the process to the members of the congregation at our Annual General Meeting. Copies of the process document are available in the church office.  We will also hold information sessions at 12:15 pm on Sundays, April 24 and May 8 to explain the process and answer members’ questions prior to the vote at the AGM.  Please join the discussion.  Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896 = addy2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2dc7777c959ce74fc573956eddfaa896+''; . Currently our congregation does not have a formal process in place for establishing a congregational position on social justice issues and concerns.  Over the past year the Social Justice Committee has been developing a Social Justice Resolution Process.  The committee presented the process to our Board in March and it was agreed to present the process to the members of the congregation at our Annual General Meeting.Copies of the process document are available in the church office.  We will also hold information sessions at 12:15 pm on Sundays, April 24 and May 8 to explain the process and answer members’ questions prior to the vote at the AGM.  Please join the discussion.  Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6 = addy529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6').innerHTML += ''+addy_text529a1fb6e38784733b39e03e5585a3a6+''; .
Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:15 pm
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Re-Skilling Victory Gardens

Sunday, May 01, 2011 12:00 pm
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Social Justice Resolutions Process

Currently our congregation does not have a formal process in place for establishing a congregational position on social justice issues and concerns. Over the past year the Social Justice Committee has been developing a Social Justice Resolution Process. The committee presented the process to our Board in March and it was agreed to present it to the members of the congregation at our Annual General Meeting. Copies of the process document are available in the church office. We will also hold an information session at 12:15 pm on Sunday, May 8 to explain the process and answer members’ questions prior to the vote at the AGM. Please join the discussion. Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa = addy1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1ff8020e14c6ecebe5a48190597fd0aa+''; ). Currently our congregation does not have a formal process in place for establishing a congregational position on social justice issues and concerns. Over the past year the Social Justice Committee has been developing a Social Justice Resolution Process. The committee presented the process to our Board in March and it was agreed to present it to the members of the congregation at our Annual General Meeting.Copies of the process document are available in the church office. We will also hold an information session at 12:15 pm on Sunday, May 8 to explain the process and answer members’ questions prior to the vote at the AGM. Please join the discussion. Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93 = addy489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93').innerHTML += ''+addy_text489a0aa82b6f85a1753c810e4fa08c93+''; ).
Sunday, May 08, 2011 12:15 pm
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Green Team Film Presentation

Sunday, May 08, 2011 12:15 pm
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