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('cloak047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c = addy047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c').innerHTML += ''+addy_text047405ee2ba3715de85a735ca4ef4a9c+''; ) 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('cloak54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6 = addy54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6').innerHTML += ''+addy_text54d240e0ae60cfbe0190dbb5493d6fb6+''; ) 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('cloakf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139 = addyf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf282bd48d0691d615d869d4a781a3139+''; ). 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('cloake60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addye60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7 = addye60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texte60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloake60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte60effc7f1f3e6cf29ad3c7ae74b46b7+''; ).
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('cloakb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f = addyb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb1991fae1d346425f64461bd9eada63f+''; ). 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('cloakbb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addybb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addybb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b = addybb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textbb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakbb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b').innerHTML += ''+addy_textbb0549f0b1faa93f8aa52ed989c41f9b+''; ).
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('cloak377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3 = addy377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3').innerHTML += ''+addy_text377129588b8251361856aa49265b19b3+''; ). 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('cloak8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5 = addy8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8729fba2db4d08c6ac51118f878b99a5+''; ).
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('cloak9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d = addy9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9e5178eebc5e823935e2f9b0b9dbc28d+''; ).
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('cloak0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12 = addy0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0a1e9a23e94344888ca84eac6f40fc12+''; ).
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('cloak3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf = addy3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3fc8389684f274d5711acf75d56f7abf+''; ).
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('cloak967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf = addy967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf').innerHTML += ''+addy_text967e5289c2a7e74e7938b6bf3f089edf+''; . 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('cloak8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9 = addy8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8dc8daf576c29818d447973ecf26edf9+''; .
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('cloake08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c = 'tedwood' + '@'; addye08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c = addye08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texte08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloake08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte08a661a194281deb46ae62081a3f87c+''; ). 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('cloak984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e = addy984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text984f831f630c7f56e743ba69c5a5824e+''; ).
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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