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('cloak6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775 = addy6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775').innerHTML += ''+addy_text6300bba817c38fa4fa34aa16fe68d775+''; ) 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('cloak930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195 = addy930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195').innerHTML += ''+addy_text930d73136e437a4dd9f1302c7fe45195+''; ) 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('cloak9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd = addy9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9ec3fcfbd92e96c210ba79c939eca7bd+''; ). 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('cloak5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c = addy5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5abed4e76d8b62bec9b6b78243d1457c+''; ).
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('cloakb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110 = addyb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb24a9bbbcefa51a04eae021899ea9110+''; ). 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('cloak5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532 = addy5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5cd5423f77794ac86836e6075c8cb532+''; ).
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('cloak4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831 = addy4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831').innerHTML += ''+addy_text4045fee176e6a1d70734247680db6831+''; ). 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('cloak92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e = addy92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text92bfb52c1e09fb739f3651d61c0dec8e+''; ).
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('cloakfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e = addyfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfcb818c769617255925b69a9553ed95e+''; ).
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('cloake1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addye1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2 = addye1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texte1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloake1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte1f5bfe867849a2549fa3990c316c1c2+''; ).
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('cloak0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3 = addy0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0854437a6e2c9afdc23ecbf7603d41d3+''; ).
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('cloak3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3 = addy3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3f86c7421c6d8a3220c116707cd7c7c3+''; . 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('cloak1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96 = addy1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1ea461514fbe00e1a870f8e40d8b4d96+''; .
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('cloakb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62 = addyb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb2ba743d5125f4eda7ba3aca1269bb62+''; ). 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('cloak1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac = addy1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1a7a21f674ec36d15b3bdc6df76739ac+''; ).
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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