Faith and Civic Engagement

Toronto Councillor Joe Mihevc shared some perspectives on how faith in action helps to build neighbourhoods and cities at Theology on Tap on March 24.

Mr. Mihevc began by expressing concern about the rise of secularism in Toronto starting in the 1980s. At this time, people tended to look inward, with a view to preserving themselves and their faith communities instead of looking outward and changing the world.

Urban Way of the Cross resurrected

The Catholic Register writes,

"Faith Connections envisions the city as a living Stations of the Cross.

"The organization, an arm of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Fontbonne Ministries that conducts ministries directed at young adults, has developed an event that relates everyday issues of urban society with the Stations. It’s called the Urban Way of the Cross, a Lenten event held this year on April 5 that requires participants to interact with the street life of downtown Toronto.

"Now in its second year, Urban Way of the Cross is part of the St. Joseph sisters’ Hike and Prayer series which combines physical and spiritual activity."

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