Save the date for this chance to pray with your feet for the water. Kitchener, Ontario resident, Mary Anne Caibaiosai will lead this ceremonial All Nations Grand Water River Walk. Mary Anne is Bear clan Anishnaabe kwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Island. Mary Anne says, “I am being led to follow in the footsteps of Josephine Mandamin, an Anishnaabe Elder, the original water walker who has walked all the Great Lakes; to walk along the waters of the Grand River.
The All Nations Water Walk will begin at the headwaters of the Grand River and follow the beautiful riverways to Lake Erie. The walk is intended to honour the water and connect all peoples to creation. It is also a walk in memory of the late Violet Caibaiosai, one of the original Water Walkers.
This journey on both sides of the Grand River, is to honour the Grand River, to pray for her, sing for her, and carry her with a ceremonial pail. In our ancestors’ traditional belief and teachings, water is life; she has spirit and without her we would not be here. Our word for water is “Nibi” and we say “Nga Zichiige Nibi Onji We do it for the water”.
“We are walking to help the water. We believe when we sing for her, offer her good words and prayers, that she will become clean. It is my vision that men and women of all ages and color will come to walk for her.”
This event is supported by our partners, Divest Waterloo and Parkminster United Church.Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 07:00 AM through September 29, 20180 RSVPs
Join ClimateWise Business Network and Faith & the Common Good for an informative session on how to reduce energy in a cost effective manner. This session is ideal for faith-based communities looking to track their building's energy use and take action on climate change.
Speakers to be confirmed.
The event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
Presenter: Matt Thompson, Community Developer and Beasley Resident
Matt has been monitoring homes this summer, measuring nights and total hours above 26°C. He compares these results to the hours that the city of Hamilton has an actual declared heat emergency.
Part of a series of workshops on the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching presented by the Archdiocese of Toronto.
This workshop is presented by Karen Van Loon, Coordinator of Cultivating Care for Our Common Home program.
Join Faith & the Common Good's Building Audit Manager Stephen Collette in person to learn more about the grants, tools and support for UCC congregations to measure and improve the energy efficiency of their buildings!
Stephen Collette (BBEC, BBNC, LEED AP, CAHP, BSSO) is passionate about buildings! Stephen excels at understanding how buildings work, whether they be heritage buildings or your new house, stone churches or straw bale homes, and everything in between. He determines how they might be failing, such as failing materials, ineffective mechanical systems or usage. He determines how the building could be impacting occupant health, through testing and assessments for homeowners, building owners, and insurance companies. Stephen pulls all of this knowledge together and offers solutions to make your building more resilient, more efficient, more economical to operate, and healthier for you and the planet.
Thousands of religious and civic leaders assembling to address the critical global issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. 10,000+ people, 200+ Spiritual Traditions, 80+ Nations
While climate actions by our own faith communities are crucial, we can’t lose sight of the fact that climate destabilization can only be halted when we act collectively. That is why the Parliament of the World's Religions' international convening in Toronto next November 1-7, with an expected attendance of over 10,000, presents such an amazing opportunity for Canadian faith communities to share their stories, to learn from each other, and ultimately, to join together with other faith and spiritual communities from around the world to build a more sustainable world.
Faith & the Common Good has joined the Parliament’s Climate Action Task Force to ensure that climate change will be a major topic of the Toronto Parliament. We expect as many as 100 diverse programs on climate and related environmental issues, as well as a hospitality room, a resource centre, booths in the exhibit hall, and the 3-hour Climate Assembly from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.
We invite you to participate in this incredible event in any way you can.
- Encourage your members and constituencies to register to attend the Parliament at: parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-registration. (You can save 15% using the code: ONTARIO).
- Engage a booth in the exhibit hall — parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-exhibit-booth-sign
Use your website, e-blasts, and social media to raise awareness of the Parliament parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018
Don’t miss this special gathering where we can find ways to mutually support each other and work together towards shared goals of protecting Mother Earth for the next generation.
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