Monthly Archives July 2015

The Pope, the Dutch, and the new member of St. Andrew’s-Wesley United: A Fossil Free Faith Fellow’s reflections.

Guest post by Leo Yu. Recently, after many years of searching for a progressive church community to call home, I was officially welcomed as a member of St. Andrew’s-Wesley United in Vancouver, BC, alongside four lovely individuals. Given my passion for social and climate justice, it was a particularly appropriate service for me because of the topics discussed in Rev. Dan Chambers’ sermon titled “The Pope, the Dutch and the New World Order.” Dan didn’t pull any punches today. His point was very simple: the Canadian government has failed miserably to make meaningful progress to fight climate change. The current global economic
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Multi-Faith Climate Action Iftar Celebration

The need to act on climate is bringing faiths together. On the evening of Sunday, July 5, Faith & the Common Good and the Noor Cultural Centre co-hosted a “sold-out” multi-faith climate action iftar, a shared meal to break fast during Ramadan.   This special Iftar was designed to showcase and celebrate the breadth and diversity of Ontario faith voices in support of climate justice. Many of us spent the day walking our faith at Toronto’s #JobsJusticeClimate march, so the iftar celebration was a time to rest and break fast together while we learned from each other about the diversity of
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Using the personal narrative to move climate justice forward: A Fossil Free Faith Fellow explains.

Guest post by Talia Martz-Oberlander British Columbia-based Fossil Free Faith “Fellows” represent around eight Christian denominations, Islam, and Judaism. While we vary in demographics, we share a passion and commitment for climate action and a socially just, climate-stable world. We’ve read the science, we’ve seen the effects of climate destabilization, and we know the right thing to do is act now to prevent irreparable damage to the Earth. Our training weekend last May (hosted by leader Christine Boyle and others) ensured all Fellows were on the same track going forward in our climate justice work. Part of our two days
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