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('cloak67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178 = addy67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178').innerHTML += ''+addy_text67caf56b03f2f81ba55571904ecbd178+''; ) 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('cloak3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7 = addy3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3b365c5098d579e580d67a58a70dc7f7+''; ) 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('cloake02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addye02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d = addye02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texte02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloake02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte02c5533ec3f2aaa4cce012009d6f52d+''; ). 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('cloak27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7 = addy27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7').innerHTML += ''+addy_text27e64f41d247e1e2091cad2f9693feb7+''; ).
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('cloakfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4 = addyfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfe784c02f28f583b477459a608835ff4+''; ). 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('cloaka77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addya77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618 = addya77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta77bf017e0f4c9c19d4af646f546c618+''; ).
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('cloak4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5 = addy4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5').innerHTML += ''+addy_text4379f776d282c2cc61786a67f24e95c5+''; ). 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('cloak2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863 = addy2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2f531a54aa1e88c8a849375e24253863+''; ).
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('cloakb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0 = addyb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb7cb04a8590f0eafa5757f034d4223d0+''; ).
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('cloak42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c = addy42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c').innerHTML += ''+addy_text42255cb9e98fccd7328b5f39fa22110c+''; ).
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('cloak97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97 = addy97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97').innerHTML += ''+addy_text97a4deef2e6a0a760dfab2e2501a5f97+''; ).
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('cloakc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f = addyc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc0c351340a3df7ac96be5dda83bb552f+''; . 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('cloakffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a = addyffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a').innerHTML += ''+addy_textffde97d68ed3e8066b7083bc86d9531a+''; .
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('cloakdfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addydfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addydfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97 = addydfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textdfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakdfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97').innerHTML += ''+addy_textdfec51e67da69230feaad95252dcee97+''; ). 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('cloaka80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d = 'tedwood' + '@'; addya80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d = addya80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta80cda18d8339b5c828c33a0ad05304d+''; ).
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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