Events under 'Social Justice'
Tuesday, January 22, 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('cloak9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e = addy9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9a4029dd864dac528727e4bed4db1c0e+''; ) 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('cloak80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969 = addy80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969').innerHTML += ''+addy_text80d6de5afba1bda5eaf342eb32bba969+''; ) 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('cloak9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401 = addy9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9b0bf3a937d6555c9c3faf15c0b45401+''; ). 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('cloake7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addye7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0 = addye7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texte7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloake7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte7ffa970ac76f507e0435b6e1b723be0+''; ).
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('cloakd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052 = addyd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd02532e3a6972eb68a3322c900148052+''; ). 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('cloake188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addye188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719 = addye188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texte188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloake188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte188ccfb9e16a0167ac48afe0a3d4719+''; ).
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('cloak9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231 = addy9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9059f5d5bb8c7de36b60dba50407a231+''; ). 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('cloak2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2 = addy2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2a9ad09e65400d2a7f1263666abdfec2+''; ).
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('cloakdfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addydfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addydfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24 = addydfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textdfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakdfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24').innerHTML += ''+addy_textdfcdc82e567640591df072f2f3baff24+''; ).
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('cloakc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62 = addyc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc24b9cc6d02e74e010687e31f5137f62+''; ).
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('cloak444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03 = addy444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03').innerHTML += ''+addy_text444c76ff9a9f93cbc61c5feb28198e03+''; ).
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('cloak9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f = addy9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9f1cacffbe779986fed49de0d04d0c4f+''; . 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('cloak852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf = addy852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf').innerHTML += ''+addy_text852a2cb2a1794025d879927d036b87cf+''; .
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('cloak17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7 = addy17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7').innerHTML += ''+addy_text17845d0cc3fb6a2f7f7a5f8051c98ee7+''; ). 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('cloak77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25 = addy77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25').innerHTML += ''+addy_text77bcc41a7499e2bbf8f1f492c8edfc25+''; ).
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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