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('cloak18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9 = addy18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9').innerHTML += ''+addy_text18f1926883340dd8ef7aa80f0fa3cac9+''; ) 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('cloak8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13 = addy8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8d1150d8590effed47b15ba208aa7a13+''; ) 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('cloak0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615 = addy0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0699cd864999225781c64a980f1da615+''; ). 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('cloakc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13 = addyc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc9e9417b3b18cd8aadf1ccf3575daa13+''; ).
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('cloak111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18 = addy111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18').innerHTML += ''+addy_text111bdb131dc9fcff3978d3a055639f18+''; ). 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('cloak54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083 = addy54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083').innerHTML += ''+addy_text54b1c6f0ac31862ed208bb86599be083+''; ).
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('cloak80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e = addy80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text80b70bc597cf97d39511733f2048d13e+''; ). 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('cloak71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d = addy71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d').innerHTML += ''+addy_text71fa7ac3546bb0ed5abf6d24cc48741d+''; ).
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('cloak4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4 = addy4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4').innerHTML += ''+addy_text4e08f9468b9085e2408d9302f6de97c4+''; ).
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('cloak960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8 = addy960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8').innerHTML += ''+addy_text960ab63d230bd70b339acc97c90c17c8+''; ).
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('cloak85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9 = addy85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9').innerHTML += ''+addy_text85ab0074e1e044c25e00175247ca57e9+''; ).
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('cloak324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e = addy324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text324138b46eb9bf2a75d335a08640fe5e+''; . 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('cloaka3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addya3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5 = addya3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta3fb98545dc26b6857d75cbdad9013c5+''; .
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('cloak1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892 = addy1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1ca9b604c3aec8c2a8fad3e50c8e5892+''; ). 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('cloak07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30 = addy07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30').innerHTML += ''+addy_text07c6f35e9b5421db9f2cb3e0b61bcc30+''; ).
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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