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Social Justice Vestry Motion 2019: Standing In Solidarity
This year, our Social Justice Vestry Motion calls on parishes to take action to stand in solidarity with those living in poverty in our communities. Recalling that how we treat “the least of these” among us is how we treat Christ himself, parishes are invited to pledge one way to increase their direct outreach on behalf of those in need and one way to increase their advocacy efforts toward structural and policy changes to benefit people experiencing poverty.
2019 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
Read our 2019 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission here.
New Diocesan Policy Papers
We’ve just updated our Diocesan Policy Papers on two of our three priority areas: Affordable Housing and Homelessness and Poverty Reduction. You can find and download them here.
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. Several churches in our Diocese have already signed up – you can learn 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 2018-2019 liturgical year. You can download this resource below:
- Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle 2018-2019 (PDF)
- Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle 2018-2019 (in Word)
(For best results, select the “booklet” option when printing from the PDF)
To get involved, please contact Elin Goulden, Social Justice & Advocacy Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932), extension 240