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The time to act is now

Our faith calls us to serve the world God loves – to respond not only to spiritual needs but also to the physical needs of

An unhoused woman sits on a bench with her belongings at Nathan Phillips Square.

Outreach conference addresses displacement

This past summer, images of displacement had become inescapable. In June and July, hundreds of refugee claimants were forced to sleep on the streets of

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Deepening poverty calls for advocacy

Over the past few months, 123 parishes in our diocese have passed this year’s social justice vestry motion, calling on the provincial government to double

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Churches invited to join in Earth Week

As part of our commitment to creation care and the fifth Mark of Mission, our diocese has been celebrating Earth Sunday (on the nearest Sunday

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Diocese speaks out to protect Greenbelt

The Diocese of Toronto extends far beyond the urban metropolis, encompassing 26,000 sq. km. of south-central Ontario. Nearly half of Ontario’s Greenbelt falls within the

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Jesus statue caged in protest

On a bright, cold December morning, more than 100 people – Anglicans and other clergy, parishioners, neighbours, supporters, representatives of the media and the local

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How might we welcome the stranger?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, home has been the safest place to be for most of us. But the pandemic hasn’t meant an end to the

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Symposium looks at ‘homefulness’

The Sorrento Centre is an Anglican education and retreat centre located on Shuswap Lake in the central interior of British Columbia. The Rev. Michael Shapcott,

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Meetings explore use of church lands

How can parishes in our diocese use their lands to create affordable housing and build community?  In 2019, Synod adopted a motion to develop an

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Parishes respond to anti-racism vestry motion

Last November, the College of Bishops approved the Social Justice Vestry Motion “Committing Ourselves to Anti-Racism.” While in most years the Social Justice & Advocacy

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Bishop Asbil speaks out on housing crisis

On Nov. 18, in anticipation of National Housing Day, Bishop Andrew Asbil spoke to members of the media and others outside Holy Trinity, Trinity Square

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Poverty maze builds empathy, dispels myths

The newly formed Uxbridge Poverty Coalition hosted a “Poverty Maze” last November to raise awareness of the realities of life below the poverty line in

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Vestry motion helps us care for creation

It’s time to get serious about creation care. From widespread fires in Australia and the Amazon to the flooding of Venice’s council chambers, the disrupting

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Anglicans turn out for climate action

Anglicans took part in a week of global climate action that was held Sept. 20-27 to correspond with the UN Climate Action Summit in New

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Conference to provide ray of hope

“There are many who say, ‘O that we might see some good!’” – Psalm 4:6 Climate change, worsening inequality, the rise of hate groups, racist

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Refugee sponsorship has transformed us

World Refugee Day is on June 20, and this year marks 40 years of Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. This program, by which private

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