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('cloak2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002 = addy2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2cd30eb05dbaff80d2a0ed43099e4002+''; ) 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('cloak6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372 = addy6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372').innerHTML += ''+addy_text6e7bf81e83831c26b89ca6e9d44a6372+''; ) 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('cloak129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d = addy129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d').innerHTML += ''+addy_text129513cae79ec48bc733fdd65344927d+''; ). 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('cloak06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e = addy06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text06f444c29d390d9b67c1c70eeee18a0e+''; ).
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('cloak68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998 = addy68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998').innerHTML += ''+addy_text68e07db22aae22bb7f389cba8937a998+''; ). 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('cloaka21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addya21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f = addya21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta21dc90d1aaad1347d17a89f0075cd1f+''; ).
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('cloakdf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addydf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addydf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa = addydf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textdf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakdf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa').innerHTML += ''+addy_textdf9ad76f09fcc392d620ca045ac96afa+''; ). 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('cloak9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f = addy9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9e1b3c470d154e10bac4900f18ae454f+''; ).
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('cloakf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9 = addyf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf437cf2913d82962c80ddc896a0477c9+''; ).
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('cloak04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae = addy04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae').innerHTML += ''+addy_text04d23bd893f12d193002e8e52b3094ae+''; ).
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('cloak46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869 = addy46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869').innerHTML += ''+addy_text46c2c0b5f0df5d20a83d217440e1b869+''; ).
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('cloakfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77 = addyfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfb52926a701c6ecd9f1d26784f986e77+''; . 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('cloak66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b = addy66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b').innerHTML += ''+addy_text66199ad2fe1e8ca390fea3668ca1dd8b+''; .
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('cloak829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5 = addy829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5').innerHTML += ''+addy_text829258880fda1bc5da7cddfe9d4da5d5+''; ). 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('cloakd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733 = addyd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd84e68d97022174eb403ae677c075733+''; ).
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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