Economy, Faith, & the Environment

Oikos: Caring & Advocating for the Environment

Environmental Decline as a Moral Issue

Economy, Faith, & the Environment

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 impacts of the present economy on the environment, especially the carbon economy and the growing impacts of climate change, highlighting the new ethics that are needed for us to transition to a more viable economy.
  • The Hon. Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, draws on his business experience and his deep concern about the direction of the economy to provide a vision of how we could move away from an economic system that harms and exploits the natural world toward one that is sustainable.
  • John Dillon, Economic Justice Coordinator for KAIROS, explores the varieties of economic injustice that threatens the well-being of people around the world, and the opportunity to bring together social and economic justice with environmental sustainability. 

For more information:, 416 593 0906


St. Andrew’s United Church
117 Bloor St E
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 14.8008" N, 79° 23' 3.2568" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.