Gathering Strength in Times of Climate Change: a Spiritual Response

November 14, 1-4pm, Multifaith Centre at the University of Toronto


A directed reflection workshop helping us to experience our emotions around climate change and environmental destruction, and to transform our pain into resilience and empowerment. Based on the "Work that Reconnects" group processes developed by Joanna Macy and colleagues.


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Health, Faith, & the Environment

November 11, 7pm


Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Avenue


This workshop will explore the connections between health and the environment, through the lens of faith and spirituality. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions.


- Dr. Alan Abelsohn, of the University of Toronto, will highlight the human health challenges we face in the context of our deteriorating environment, particularly with respect to climate change.


- Hilda Swirsky,...

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Economy, Faith, & the Environment

November 10, 7pm


St. Andrews United Church, 117 Bloor St. E.


This workshop looks at how our present-day economy has negatively impacted the natural environment through its endless growth imperative and consumerism, as well as the options that exist for moving to a sustainable economy that is respectful of the natural world. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions.


- The Hon. David McDonald outlines the present pathway of the destructive...

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Food, Faith, & the Environment

November 9, 7pm,


Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W.


In recent years, the health and environmental benefits of local and organic foods, have moved onto the centre stage in our concerns. Urban farming and guerilla and community gardening have become popular activities in Toronto. But does food also help us connect with a deeper sense of community and spirituality?


- David Mayberry of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank will highlight the moral and justice...

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Clean Train Coalition Update

Join the Clean Train Demonstration at Metrolinx's offices, Tuesday November 16 at 9:00am, 20 Bay Street at Queen's Quay.


The Metrolinx Board is meeting to make recommendations to the provincial government regarding rail transit priorities. This is a crucial time for us to demonstrate to Metrolinx and the Provincial government that we are not willing to accept any increased pollution in our neighbourhods.


The Clean Train Message: Electrification of the Georgetown Corridor must...

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