Events under 'Social Justice'
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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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('cloak9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80 = addy9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9c9ea164e9e8eaa1645345321083fc80+''; ) 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('cloak39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4 = addy39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4').innerHTML += ''+addy_text39576a9841ad23cf081e61bf3a40bee4+''; ) 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('cloakf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d = addyf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf4925f27b87faefa3bb32d62083a2e5d+''; ). 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('cloaka45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addya45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910 = addya45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta45d5351e2ab92e877a10254549bb910+''; ).
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('cloak5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff = addy5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5eba0ded547c26b903feed3407ea1fff+''; ). 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('cloakeeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyeeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyeeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f = addyeeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texteeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakeeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f').innerHTML += ''+addy_texteeb2221585ae17960169891b75e0506f+''; ).
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('cloak44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e = addy44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text44ffda9d96c4ada356f50ebde668805e+''; ). 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('cloak935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478 = addy935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478').innerHTML += ''+addy_text935ffa496fbdaa3f6f11b8221cf5f478+''; ).
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('cloak9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f = addy9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9690c5d43160d812b5a42d62dabfae3f+''; ).
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('cloakd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534 = addyd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd215b17d5a52f3accacb3563fc01c534+''; ).
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('cloak3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93 = addy3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3f9b5806ce2d3360a40e22a98489ce93+''; ).
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('cloak5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf = addy5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5800b7ecd638b2410f6aede98ab799bf+''; . 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('cloak07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f = addy07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text07b7d4f68c1a4df4ad6358d5df1c0d1f+''; .
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('cloak66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5 = addy66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5').innerHTML += ''+addy_text66126c5dd25346441c0bdbfaa081eec5+''; ). 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('cloakc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd = addyc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc940ce7c45323943e21241296a6bebdd+''; ).
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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