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Environmental Justice

Faith & the Common Good supports our network members to work collectively to raise awareness and encourage action to ensure that all, including future generations, have access to clean water, clean air and toxic-free living environments.

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We helped established and continue to support Fossil Free Faith — a multi-faith Canadian consortium addressing climate justice, fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment, and the role of bold faith in strengthening our shared future.

 

 

Good-Hearted Women SingersOur 2016 annual forum focused on bridging two areas that are deeply important to our members — reconciliation with First Peoples and climate justice. Many in our interfaith network want to work more closely with First Nations communities on local climate issues, but aren’t sure how to go about it. This forum (and its action oriented follow-up work) was designed to create connections to support one another in the challenge of caring for our natural environment. Read more…

 

Sacred Water Circle

We have been working with the Sacred Water Circle in central Ontario for a number of years, helping to bring attention to our role as stewards of natural resources and the sacredness of these resources. Inspired by traditional Indigenous teaching and leading with hope and spiritual courage, the Sacred Water Circle sees a restored relationship between human communities and water. Read more…

 

 

Upcoming Events

The Chemical Valley Project

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Mark your calendars to join us on March 7th, 2018 for The Chemical Valley Project, an innovative documentary-theatre performance telling story of a small Indigenous community smothered by Canada’s petrochemical industry in our own backyard.  It will spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity and values.

Where: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30pm

Trying to Get it Right: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Environmental Allyship

Trying To Get It Right

Join Youth for Water and Green Communities Canada for a four-part webinar series! Learn how to strengthen collaborative initiatives and build positive alliances with Indigenous communities.

Dates: February 7, 2018 - March 21, 2018

Click the link for more information and to register: www.eventbrite.ca/webinar-series-trying-to-get-it-right-tickets-42245268736

Indigenous Allyship is about relationships

 

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“Salmon” by Don Skillen, Métis Artist 4. Change.

“Mitakuye Oyasin. All my relations.” Lakota Nation.

We need to return to the original relationships. That’s the repeated message heard at a recent Waterloo forum hosted by Faith & the Common Good, Divest Waterloo, the Green Awakening Network and a number of other groups concerning climate justice and what Indigenous allyship would mean.

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