Join Faith Connections throughout the month of June to jump into justice! Our events include:
June Justice Month Kick Off, June 3
Hike and Prayer: Ecology and Community, June 13
Artists Against Consumerism, June 16
Planting Seeds of Hope: A Peace and Mediation Workshop, June 25
At our April Theology on Tap, Judge David Price of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice spoke on the topic “Faith and Law: Do They Intersect?” Here, two Faith Connections young adult vounteers reflect on his talk:
Judge Price’s reflections on dispute resolution resonated with me. Judge Price asked us to consider dispute resolution as a bottom-up process in which the parties first attempt to find a solution between themselves, then with the assistance of lawyers, then through mediation, and finally, if all else fails, through the formal court system.
On March 28, Faith Connections organized a Social Justice Way of the Cross. We met on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church, Toronto, and from there we walked and prayed at different stops in the city.
If you are interested in walking the same Way of the Cross, you can find the booklet containing the map and the prayers we used attached below in PDF format:
Thank you to Sr. Mary Alban Bouchard, CSJ, who shared the following poem with me. It is a powerful reflection for Holy Week. I wonder how I would feel if I was “faced with or forced to” diverge from the path like Simon. Yet … if only I have the courage to cease the opportunities presented to me they might bear great fruits.
May each of you have a blessed and inspirational holy week,
On Monday, March 9, Sister Mechtilde O'Mara, CSJ, gave a lecture entitled "Building a Better World, One Neighbourhood at a Time." Sr. Mechtilde discussed the good works of the Sisters of St. Joseph over the past centuries and explored what it means to be a neighbour.
Friday March 20 is The World Day of Social Justice and we invite you to join us in prayer.
We are providing a link below to a prayer service. The prayer was developed using the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. We invite you to stand in solidarity with a global community working for justice. Please pray this service on your own / with family & friends / with colleagues or school groups / etc.
The prayer in PDF format:
The prayer in Microsoft Word format:
Become a Neighbour; Peace Depends on it
A young adult gathering in Le Puy-en-Velay, France
from August 2 to 12, 2009
A number of young adults from different countries are invited to meet one another so that together they may search out ways of building a future that is more peaceful. more just and more human for all peoples.
The theme of this gathering is: Become a Neighbour; Peace Depends on it
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