Events under 'Social Justice'
Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Amnesty International

Dring coffee hour we will be signing letters calling for the release of Iranian human rights defenders Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Arash Sadeghi, who were arrested and detained just for peacefully promoting human rights. Everyone has the right to express themselves in peaceful ways.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcome. We will share our collective experiences on indigenous current events and topics. We will gather in a circle style at our open meeting in the Board Room for collaboration on our different projects for our congregation.
Monday, December 04, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Today we will celebrate International Human Rights Day as part of our Amnesty Sunday activities. We will participate in Amnesty’s Write for Rights focusing on Indigenous rights defenders and other human rights defenders. There will be a special collection for Amnesty International followed by Amnesty letter signing during coffee hour along with Amnesty merchandise and then an Indigenous art reception./p
Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

You are invited to Amnesty Group 142's seasonal potluck and greeting card action in Shaw Hall. We will share finger foods and write greeting cards to prisoners and human rights defenders. All are welcome to join this festive occasion.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcomed to the scheduled meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, checking in with each other, sharing experiences on First Peoples life, and planning congregational activities.
Monday, January 08, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Green Sanctuary Group

Anyone with a passion for maintaining our Green Sanctuary status, and with fresh, creative ideas for the new year, is invited to join us in the boardroom as we plan our agenda for 2018. We welcome one-time visitors but would love to add new full-time participants to our group. If you are interested, please contact Marg Wiebe by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701 = 'MargareteWiebe' + '@'; addy760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701 = addy760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=Green%20Santuary%20Group'; var addy_text760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloak760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701').innerHTML += ''+addy_text760bafd8d12846494d44a4aabf0d8701+''; .
Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour we will sign letters requesting freedom for two people who work against slavery in Mauritania and we will call a halt to forced evictions of Sengwer Indigenous People in Kenya and request they be allowed to return to their lands.
Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcomed to the scheduled meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, checking in with each other, sharing experiences on First Peoples life, and planning congregational activities.
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty Group 142 hosts Carolyn Bennett

Amnesty International Group 142 invites members of First to a meeting with the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, in Sunderland Hall. Minister Bennett is responsible for creating a new relationship with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and for developing a rights approach on nation-to-nation and government-to-government relationships.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour in Workman Hall we will sign letters urging the Canadian government to work closely with its provincial and territorial counterparts and Indigenous organizations to close the gap in supports for Indigenous women and girls escaping violence.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

For Amnesty letter signing on during coffee hour we will write to Ethiopia requesting the immediate and unconditional release of journalists, bloggers and opposition members who were arrested while attending a private ceremony in Addis Ababa. They have not been charged with any offence.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

For Amnesty letter signing onduring coffee hour we will write to Ethiopia requesting the immediate and unconditional release of journalists, bloggers and opposition members who were arrested while attending a private ceremony in Addis Ababa. They have not been charged with any offence or brought to court.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Reconciliation: what does it mean and what can we do?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report contains 94 Calls to Action about what needs to happen to make amends for the damage done by the residential schools. Many of us want to help but are unsure what to do. Join us for lunch and a Scrupling session on Sunday, April 29 following the service. Scrupling is a Quaker practice designed to reflect on common concerns and seek paths forward. This Scrupling session is Sponsored by First Unitarian Congregation’s Reconciliation Working Group. A light lunch will be provided. You can read about the Scrupling Process, a Brief Introduction to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Summary of the First 42 Calls to Action, which deal with Legacy.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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IDEA Group

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Group will hold its monthly meeting in the Library on May 10 (rather than on May 17 as previously scheduled) to review this year's work and plan further for 2018-19. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcomed to this open meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, check in with each other, share experiences on First Peoples life, and plan congregational activities.
Monday, May 14, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

For Amnesty letter signing during coffee hour we will write to the President of Nicaragua urging him to immediately guarantee rights to freedom of expression and assembly, and to release those detained on the grounds of their peaceful exercise of freedom of expression. Please join us in Workman Hall to sign letters to President Ortega.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcomed to this open meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, check in with each other, share experiences on First Peoples life, and plan congregational activities. We start at 7 pm and always depart at 9.
Monday, June 11, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcomed to this open meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, check in with each other, share experiences on First Peoples life, and plan congregational activities.
Monday, September 10, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Letter signing will take place during coffee hour when we will call for the immediate release of all student leaders, activists or other protestors detained in Nicaragua solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 11:30 pm - Monday, September 24, 2018 1:00 am
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Unitarian Commons

The mission of Unitarian Commons is to facilitate non-profit, accessible co-housing for all ages. Our group is holding a meeting for those who are interested in Unitarian Commons on September 25th at 7 pm at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Avenue West. If you would like to attend, you must do two things: Complete our survey by September 7th, 2018 (if you have not already done so). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb = 'info.unitariancommons' + '@'; addyf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb = addyf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Unitarian Commons'; var addy_textf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb = 'RSVP by email';document.getElementById('cloakf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf4cb8e9204bd2744a1cd957741a964fb+''; .
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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