Social Justice and Advocacy: What’s new

To learn more about Social Justice and Advocacy in the Diocese of Toronto, click here.

Earth Sunday materials now online

Archbishop Colin Johnson has approved materials from the Diocesan Creation Matters subcommittee for parish use on Earth Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Find them here.

Provincial Election resources: coming soon!

We are working with our networks among other Anglican Dioceses and other faith groups in Ontario on putting together resources to help you advocate on key justice issues in light of the upcoming provincial election.  Watch this space for more details coming soon!  In the mean time, watch this short video from the Centre for Public Ethics on how people of faith can use their voices in the public sphere, especially during an election campaign.

Vestry Motion 2018: Homelessness and Affordable Housing

Thank you to all the parishes across the Diocese who passed this year’s Vestry Motion on Affordable Housing and Homelessness.  If your parish passed the motion, make sure to let us know.

To take the next step, use our tips and our letter template to contact your MPP and let them know that housing and homelessness is important to you.

We are working on resources so that you can raise this issue with candidates in the upcoming provincial election.  Stay tuned!

Faith Buildings Energy Benchmarking Project

Our friends at Faith & the Common Good/Greening Sacred Spaces have received funding to do a Faith Building Energy Benchmarking Project with 100 faith communities in Toronto, York Region, and Halton Region.  This project will help parishes establish a baseline for their energy use and identify areas for improvement to lower energy costs. Find out more and sign up here.

Greening Sacred Spaces has worked successfully with several parishes and communities in our Diocese including St. Matthew’s, Islington, Holy Trinity, Thornhill, and the Sisters of St. John the Divine. Click here to read how Faith & the Common Good/Greening Sacred Spaces is helping Holy Trinity, Thornhill achieve their environmental stewardship and energy saving goals.

Updated Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle

The Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle has been updated for use in your parish and ministries for the 2017-2018 liturgical year. You can download this resource below:

 

To get involved, please contact Elin Goulden, Social Justice & Advocacy Consultant, at egoulden@toronto.anglican.ca or by phone at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932), extension 240.