• Faith and Divestment: Feb 12th, at York University

    A Faith and Justice Perspective: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

    “The destruction of the earth’s environment is the human rights challenge of our time.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    “If it’s wrong to wreck the climate then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” Do the Math: Bill McKibbon, 350.0rg

    Thursday, February 12th, 2015 4pm-6pm
    140 McLaughlin College
    Senior Common Room

    Hosted by the Student Christian Movement & Divest York

    Come celebrate Global Divestment Day with the Student Christian Movement and Divest York from a faith and justice perspective!

    Consensus Scientific studies conclude that over 80% of the fossil fuel reserves must be left in the ground, and not burned, if we are to stay under 2 degrees celsius of global warming. Divestment is one tool to remove the social license for extracting and burning fossil fuels and the resulting CO2 pollution of the atmosphere and the oceans. As fossil fuel reserves become unburnable (stranded) in the medium term, divestment is also an important fiduciary (faithful) decision.

    Join us as we welcome Professor Walter Whiteley to host our discussion.Walter.Whiteley

    Professor Walter Whiteley, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Member of the Graduate Programs in Mathematics, in Education, in Computer Science

    Former member: Board of Trustees, York University Pension Fund
    Member of Divest York working group, Climate Justice Group, the Advisory Board of York University Student Christian Movement

    Download the event poster here.

    For more information, contact: york@scmcanada.org

  • March 5 Waterloo Event: Exploring Fossil Free Investing

    Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing

    Is your investment portfolio contributing to climate change? Whether you have $1,000 or $1 million, you can profitably invest your money without relying on stocks in fossil fuels. Join us on March 5th to learn how! Hosted by Divest Waterloo and Community Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW).

    March 5th, at Kitchener Public Library Central Branch [map]

    Doors and displays open at 5:45 pm

    Do The Math screening at 6:00 pm

    Main program starts at 7:00 pm



    Timothy Nash (“The Sustainable Economist“) is president of Strategic Sustainable Investments, and the lead researcher for Ethical Market’s Green Transition Scoreboard® research report. He teaches economics at Sheridan College in Toronto.

  • Dec 7 Global Climate Vigils: #LightForLIMA in Toronto, Ottawa

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    On Sunday, December 7, around the world people from diverse faith and spiritual communities will gather for public vigils in support of global climate action.   When world leaders come together in Lima for critical climate talks, they need to know that we’re holding them in our thoughts, meditations and prayers.

    Join us in Ottawa & Toronto!  All are welcome.

    • Citizens for Public Justice and Faith & the Common Good will co-host a #LightForLIMA vigil in Ottawa @ 7pm.  For details, click here.
    • Toronto Area Interfaith Council & Awakening Heart Circle will co-host an interspiritual Festival of Lights and #LightForLIMA vigil in Toronto @ 1:30pm.  For details, click here.
    • Trinity St Paul’s United, Bathurst United, Toronto Quaker Meeting and ClimateFast will co-host a #LightForLIMA vigil in Toronto @ 7:30pm. For details, click here.

    Can’t join us for one of these vigils?  No problem, you can still take part.   Each evening from December 1-7, households and communities around the world will light a candle, or solar lamp, and pray, meditate, or offer an invocation for a climate agreement. Take a photo of your vigil, post it on Facebook or Twitter with #LightForLIMA along with your hopes for the future.

    Our digital vigils will tell politicians that people around the world, are watching and praying for action. And the time to act is now.

  • New Canadian Resource: “People’s Climate March Outshines UN Summit”

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    Kairos’ Policy Briefing Paper #40 “contrasts the urgent and achievable demands of the climate justice movement with the slow UN process that risks allowing the world to slide into catastrophic consequences of climate change.”

    Thanks to John Dillon for his excellent work on this paper.

     You can download the paper here.

  • Mobilizing Canadian Christians to Support UN Climate Summit Action


    Citizens for Public Justice and the Canadian Council of Churches are mobilizing Christians across Canada to join their voices in support of concrete actions at the September 2014 UN Climate Summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Check out the many terrific resources (including sermons, bulletin inserts, and family activities) available to congregations on the theme of climate change at the CPJ website — http://www.cpj.ca/climate.

  • Sept. 29 Toronto Event: Religious Investment Decisions

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    Current Issues for Responsible Investors: A one-day workshop for religious investment decision makers.

    Location: Toronto Friends Meeting House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto
    Date: September 29
    Time: 9am – 2:30pm

    Featured topics:

    •  Climate change and fossil fuel investment
    • New developments in First Nations rights
    • Religious investor collaboration in Britain

    Featured speakers:

    • Edward Mason, Secretary to the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group, Church of England
    • Jane Ambachtsheer, Partner, Mercer
    • Kevin Thomas, Director of Shareholder Engagement, SHARE

    Seating is limited for this free workshop. Please RSVP to acard@share.ca if you would like to attend.

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