Events under 'Social Justice'
Tuesday, February 19, 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('cloak8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164 = 'whitekn' + '@'; addy8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164 = addy8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164 + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_text8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164 = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloak8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8ecf2b11891ad315553a2791d8814164+''; ) 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('cloakbfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addybfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c = 'whitekn' + '@'; addybfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c = addybfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_textbfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c = 'whitekn' + '@' + 'istar' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloakbfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c').innerHTML += ''+addy_textbfda21c27974ea5a3050a704aa282e6c+''; ) 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('cloak17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994 = addy17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994').innerHTML += ''+addy_text17df35ed7fec7a09f9f6422834b35994+''; ). 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('cloak3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810 = addy3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3835c7fb05d2d7eb81168e1856d0a810+''; ).
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('cloakcfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addycfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addycfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab = addycfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textcfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakcfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab').innerHTML += ''+addy_textcfbd4894e4ff9120eda31c035d2a2eab+''; ). 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('cloakef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addyef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102 = addyef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102').innerHTML += ''+addy_textef35beef4df281bf2847004ac5250102+''; ).
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('cloakbf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addybf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99 = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addybf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99 = addybf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textbf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99 = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakbf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99').innerHTML += ''+addy_textbf6ce48b3473bcbf457589a5cc408f99+''; ). 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('cloak8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b = 'margaretrao' + '@'; addy8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b = addy8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b = 'margaretrao' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8317544dab0912448f51568b3754df4b+''; ).
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('cloak2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453 = addy2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2ff18758a94acefe7a747b5df21b2453+''; ).
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('cloak5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e = addy5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5275e3b7b929cde05663c472ac65d37e+''; ).
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('cloak585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f = addy585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text585c8354bb21ab6ad867a12031e1313f+''; ).
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('cloak363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386 = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386 = addy363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386 + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386 = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386').innerHTML += ''+addy_text363cd56232e245a1df4a5f7ebdbcb386+''; . 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('cloakcdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addycdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e = 'tedwood' + '@'; addycdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e = addycdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textcdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakcdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e').innerHTML += ''+addy_textcdf2109f38530499cdcff2cf8b65c77e+''; .
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('cloak6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c = 'tedwood' + '@'; addy6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c = addy6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c').innerHTML += ''+addy_text6e9b07191ad20e3e45c831235c2db84c+''; ). 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('cloakf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef = 'tedwood' + '@'; addyf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef = addyf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef = 'tedwood' + '@' + 'rogers' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf51678d12fb7a1cbb74130146b0bd6ef+''; ).
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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