Social And Environmental Action

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The environment, an inherent respect for the interconnected web of all existence of which we are a part, is a very important focus for Neighbourhood. To integrate all of the community’s initiatives and provide additional support in this area, the Greening and Social Action Committees have merged. The merged group (SAGC) will also continue to pursue humanitarian issues, many of which have become annual events.

Membership in East End Refugee Committee (EERC):  Solicit donations of time (e.g. English language support) and household goods for arriving families.

Habitat Neighbourhood

Homeless:  Collect food bank donations. Collect warm clothing and underwear for the homeless.

Garden:  Continue to cultivate our Neighbourhood garden and tree planting initiatives with children’s and youth’s involvement.

Awareness:  Continue to raise awareness of ways Neighbourhood members can reduce their environmental footprint at home. Table in foyer promotes novel ways to help protect the environment.

Pride Day:  Organize walkers for Unitarian Universalist contingent in the parade.

List of activities we have taken part in:

– Habitat for Humanity
– Mega-Quarry resistance
– East End Interfaith Alliance
– Tsunami relief
– Gas Line 9 protest
– Welcoming Congregation
– Out of the Cold
– Glen Rhodes Food Bank

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Letter of Support

 

Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation expresses its support and solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation in the defense of their territorial rights.

The Canadian government must not deny the Wet’suwet’en their right to live in freedom, peace and security on their own lands. The Canadian government and Coastal GasLink have not received free, prior, and informed consent to build a pipeline on Wet’suwet’en land nor have they consulted as they should with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.

We call for the Canadian government to

1) Uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

2) Order the RCMP to leave Wet’suwet’en territory

3) Ensure the authority of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs over their territory

We encourage nation to nation diplomacy as requested by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, and a peaceful resolution that sustains life, water, land and the future generations of all living things. Real and healing reconciliation between settlers and indigenous peoples in Canada demands these actions.

In solidarity

Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation

79 Hiawatha Rd. Toronto M4L 2X7