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  • All Nations Grand River Water Walk

    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.”

    Visit www.grandriverwaterwalk2018.com.

    This event is supported by our partners, Divest Waterloo and Parkminster United Church.

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 07:00 AM through September 29, 2018
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  • FCG Benchmarking Forum: Stewardship for Faith Buildings

    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.

    Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 02:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Thornhill, ON, Canada
    1 RSVPs
  • Documenting Summer Heat Stress in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

    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.

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Evergreen Storefront in Hamilton, ON, Canada
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  • Care for God's Creation

    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.

    Series poster: https://www.archtoronto.org/discipleship/Documents/2018-workshop-catholic-teaching.pdf

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Catholic Pastoral Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada
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  • UCC Faithful Footprints Workshop_Fredericton

    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!


    About Stephen:

    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.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Wilmot United Church in Fredericton, NB, Canada
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  • 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions

    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

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    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.

    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.  

    Questions? Contact director@faithcommongood.org.

    Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 07, 2018 · $495.00 USD · 3 rsvps
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    3 RSVPs

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