One hundred years ago, working women and men staged strikes across Canada (with its epicentre in Winnipeg) in protest against unemployment, inflation, bad work conditions, low wages and in favour of collective bargaining. Management and government responded with massive obstruction and violence. It would take … read more.
Topic: Social Justice
The principle and practice of providing sanctuary has been a lesser known but core feature of the religious vision from the beginnings of cultures down to the present.
Exploring the rites and right of sanctuary is a fitting way to commemorate this year’s Martin Luther … read more.
What did Egyptian border guards say to Mary, Joseph and their infant son when they fled a murderous tyrant and sought refuge in the land of Egypt?
In an age when millions are on the road and high seas in search for a better world, … read more.
Seventy years ago the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations, with Canada voting in support. But to what extent have we realized the Declaration’s just and lofty principles, and how can we work towards a Canada, and a world, in … read more.
Through snapshots of turning points in her life, Nan Gregory will attempt to reconstruct her journey to the Kinder Morgan Tank Farm Gates to stand up for a just and honourable Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. She’s grateful to share with you her discomfort and excitement … read more.
This is the one hundredth anniversary of the ending of World War I. We commemorate this Remembrance Day in a service of poetry, music and meditation. We gather to feel and think on the tragedy of war and the gifts of peace. We honour those … read more.
Dr. Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. Bruce represents First Nations across Canada. His recent and ongoing work includes litigation involving treaty rights, the duty to consult and Aboriginal title. He also works with numerous clients across Canada to … read more.
It’s no secret that we’re contending with a world awash in bullying, post-truth, and alternative facts. Unitarians are committed by covenant to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
We’ll look at what’s being called the new war on truth and consider how we … read more.
Home is where the heart is, and there is no place like home. So what happens when one’s place of refuge is no longer safe?
Laureen will explore how changing expectations, technology, good intentions, and competing priorities can have devastating results for homeowners and tenants. She … read more.
Democracy, the kind we thought would be alive and well as we approach the third decade of the 21st century, seems to be struggling in some surprising (and not-so surprising) places world-wide.
Unitarians, by principle, claim it as one of our core values. Do we know … read more.