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VIDEOS: Divestment or What? Toronto, 2014

Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith (USA) explores the rationale for faith-based divestment with a focus on historical roots for contemporary action. At the 6th Annual Green Awakening Network/Greening Sacred Spaces forum on March 1 2014. With an introduction by the David MacDonald. Should Canadian faith communities be “faithfully disruptive” and divest from the fossil fuel industry? […]

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June 10th – #BoldAction: The Moral Call for Climate Justice

Watch a recording of the event here. Check out pictures from the event: Post by Spirited Social Change.   ____ Tuesday, June 10th. 7-9pm. Christ Church Cathedral,  690 Burrard Street Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver Tickets (free and by donation) at: boldaction.eventbrite.ca On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/events/1397855707163546  An evening of conversations about climate change, fossil fuel divestment and the […]

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu Nelson Mandela passed away over 5 months ago now. But […]

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The spiritual practice of making plans

A religious life has a different view of time and power. We are neither the beginning nor the end. I am not in charge of this universe. I just work here. I am responsible to act faithfully and truthfully. I am not responsible for the final outcome. - Ursula Franklin In my public-policy work, we are always […]

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Holiday Cheer and a Spirited New Year

Holiday Cheer and a Spirited New Year

“I’ve grown impatient with the kind of debate we used to have about whether the optimists are right or the pessimists are right. Neither are right. There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair.” – Donella Meadows These dark, holiday day can be a real […]

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A Call to Be Faithfully Disruptive

From Christine Boyle, at the KAIROS Canada Intergenerational Gathering – Oct 2013   I was raised on unceded Musqueam territory. I’m a middle child, and my sisters and I were raised in the United Church. We were raised with all of the deep justice teachings of our shared traditions. And also, we were raised to […]

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Article: Imagining a Moral Economy for British Columbia

Imagining a Moral Economy for British Columbia By Christine Boyle and Seth Klein, Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Read in TheTyee.ca Construction worker helping to build the new Surrey city hall. Photo by waferboard from Your BC: The Tyee’s Photo Pool. “If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage.” — From the mission […]

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Oct 21st Event: How Can Spirituality Empower the Environmental Movement?

Sacred Earth Forum: How Can Spirituality Empower the Environmental Movement? A Conversation with: Rabbi Michael Lerner & Chief Rueben George, facilitated by Anjali Appadurai. With invited respondents from leading environmental and spiritual organizations: Sukhvinder Vinning, Ben West, Christine Boyle and Louise Mangan. Join Rabbi Michael Lerner and Chief Rueben George for a thought-provoking and action […]

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