In follow up to 8th Principle conversations, ongoing work by the Canadian Unitarian Council on racism, and Donovan Hayden's call to anti-racism work as spiritual practice, we'll explore ways that racism manifests in ourselves and our communities and ways we can work for change.
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"When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favourite things and then I don't feel so bad." In the midst of winter and lockdown, join in some light-hearted merry-making as we celebrate our favourite things and experiment with co-creating the elements of the service.
This presentation aims to illustrate a picture of the scope of child sex trafficking in Canada and around the world, and its connection to modern-day slavery. It will weave gripping statistics with Cheryl’s powerful story of her crusade against this issue, along with the stories of survivors she has met along the way. The presentation aims to inform and inspire everyone of us to be every day heroes and gives tangible ways that anyone can take to be a part of the solution.
This week we will honour our tradition of saying goodbye to the year gone by and welcoming the new year with our annual Fire Communion Service. What do you need to release and let go? What do you want to hold close? What are your hopes and dreams for your life and the world as we begin a new year?
Summer 2020 has been described as a moment of racial reckoning. Black people, along with allies, took to the streets to protest police brutality and anti-Black racism. However, with those months of intense activism behind us, those committed to social justice must ask, "What do we do now?". It is easy to lose energy and purpose in the struggle against white supremacy. As Unitarians, committed to this struggle, it is important that we continue to engage and support anti-racism work through spiritual practice.
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