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Advent 2020: "Change the wind” towards justice and compassion

“Advent is a continuous call to hope…Let us try to bring out the good even from the difficult situation that the pandemic imposes upon us”  Pope Francis, November 29, 2020.

People of faith seeking to “change the wind” towards justice and compassion

In an Advent reflection, Fr. Ron Rolheiser gives an example of hope from Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners, of how people of faith helped bring down apartheid in South Africa. They prayed and placed lit candles in their windows for all to see a sign of their hope that apartheid would end. Despite their government making the lit candles a crime, that prayerful act of hope “changed the wind in South Africa” and helped end apartheid. Wallis explains that politicians make decisions based on which way the wind is blowing so hope’s task is “to change the wind”.

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Climate Accountability in Action

Faithful Footprints: Putting our Houses in Order

Energy retrofits power renewed mission for faith communities

The jury is still out on the Canadian government’s recent climate accountability act but not everyone is waiting for a verdict. 

The United Church of Canada has committed to reducing its greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050, and local congregations across the country are already responding, aided by more than $3 million in available grant money from the denomination. 

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Energy Efficiency at Eglinton St. George's United Church

Energy efficiency work pays forward for Eglinton St. Georges’ United Church at no cost!

Eglinton St. George's United (ESG Toronto) received $50,700 funding this summer, in order to improve energy efficiency at their building. The total cost of the project was paid for by the funds received. The project is part of an 18-year ongoing greening journey at ESG.  

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Join us to launch Sacred People, Sacred Earth

Join us to launch Sacred People, Sacred Earth

RSVP for a series of TEDx talks on November 17 & 18

At Faith & the Common Good (FGC), our Green Rule is “Do unto the Earth, as you would have it do unto you.”  Across all religions and spiritual philosophies, the teachings are clear: we must take care of one another, and of Creation, because the Earth and all living beings and species are sacred. 

But all life on Earth is now at risk. 

On Tuesday, November 17 at 8:30 pm ET, join Faith & the Common Good and our US partners at GreenFaith for a global TEDx event to kick off mobilizing Sacred People, Sacred Earth – the biggest-ever grassroots, global, multi-faith, COVID-friendly climate action that will take place on March 11. This is part of Countdown – a special TEDx platform for climate action!

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Communities Inspired for Environmental Action Election Guide

Communities Inspired for Environmental Action Election Guide 

With the goal of creating a guide to help Saskatchewan voters make informed choices in the upcoming provincial elections, our volunteers contacted candidates with publicly available contact information in 28 ridings, to which we have a connection.

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Faith & the Common Good and EnviroMuslims Announce a New Project: Greening Canadian Mosques

Faith & the Common Good and EnviroMuslims Announce a New Project: Greening Canadian Mosques 

Published: October 15, 2020

In keeping with our commitment to work with interfaith partners for sustainable communities, Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is delighted to begin a new partnership with EnviroMuslims (EM) to green Canadian mosques.

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Learning to Live in Harmony with Nature

“Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another. Each area is responsible for the care of this family.” 

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #42

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Shaarei Shomayim Garden

Shaarei Shomayim Garden

By Nicole Toledano

What am amazing garden we have thanks to the funding we received! Our beautiful garden is located right under our Torah scroll design, a symbol of our religion and our faith.

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