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('cloak117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70 = addy117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70').innerHTML += ''+addy_text117fc2a2c1da3654b0c95050f31c7d70+''; ) 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('cloak45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab = addy45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab').innerHTML += ''+addy_text45648e610ba25a45a20b2e613a77c9ab+''; ) 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('cloak519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef = addy519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef').innerHTML += ''+addy_text519697b616c22bdde0c594797a71d5ef+''; ). 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('cloak890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb = addy890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb').innerHTML += ''+addy_text890dd16e44da4aab4ef4b13f6a8382fb+''; ).
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('cloak0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092 = addy0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0a85aed73308c849265bb55305d45092+''; ). 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('cloakfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679 = addyfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfc1649fce71f911f33d2d4bcfe187679+''; ).
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('cloak483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289 = addy483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289').innerHTML += ''+addy_text483dca7040411184c6df5ac7fc60c289+''; ). 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('cloaka5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addya5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106 = addya5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta5c498f876ab501d83c7ba3313acd106+''; ).
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('cloakd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf = addyd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd4789256885ad81255c86e260df29edf+''; ).
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('cloak6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a = addy6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a').innerHTML += ''+addy_text6a318f3c4d452ed110c3fa053d5bfc8a+''; ).
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('cloakb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16 = addyb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb655e0bc69c8c686ffb7dc8a1ae27d16+''; ).
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('cloak4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46 = addy4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46').innerHTML += ''+addy_text4050106f54c3128963d8c435e0939f46+''; . 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('cloak2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6 = addy2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2ecfa9a5974599401c20c8d7f45161b6+''; .
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('cloak7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a = addy7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a').innerHTML += ''+addy_text7828e4f29169558f6db4616b0108157a+''; ). 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('cloakb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b = addyb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb34aa4d68ecc0531728c83fe025db57b+''; ).
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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