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Environment and Climate in Peril: How People of Faith will Care and Advocate for Creation

6:30pm, Wednesday May 11, 2011

Seeley Hall, 6 Hoskin Ave. Trinity College, University of Toronto

Please join us for a roundtable discussion on climate science and spiritual values with

The Most Reverend Colin Johnson (Archbishop of Toronto),

Mardi Tindal (Moderator, United Church of Canada),

The Rev. Dr. Herb Gale (Moderator, Presbyterian Church in Canada), and

Dr. Danny Harvey (IPCC climate scientist, University of Toronto).


Dr. Harvey will present on the latest climate science and the
consequences of inaction.  The Anglican Church of Canada, the United
Church of Canada, and the Presbyterian Church in Canada are leading the
way on climate change action, and have developed strong positions on
climate change.  Mardi Tindal, Dr. Rev. Herb Gale, and Archbishop Colin
Johnson will discuss the ethical demands that the science makes of us
as people of faith, their churches' positions on climate change, what
they are prepared to do to meet the demands of the climate science and
their spiritual values, and possible opportunities for collaboration
between faith communities.


This event will also feature the launch of the Anglican Foundation's "Faith and Protecting the Environment" Fund
Judy Rois of the Anglican Foundation, will join us to talk about this
exciting new fund that will support environmental projects of
education, creation
care, and environmental engagement and citizenship in the Anglican
Church of Canada.  You can make a difference by contributing
financially to this new ground-breaking fund. Contact The Anglican
Foundation at or 416-924-9199 x253.


This event is sponsored by:

The Anglican Foundation, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, the
Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Green Awakening Network, and the
Oikos Network, a multi-faith network based in the Social Work Faculty
of the University of Calgary that supports caring and advocating for
the environment.


Refreshments provided by LPK's Culinary Groove

The Climate Change and Environmental Decline as a Moral Issue Retreat was a great success.  Thank you to all sponsors, presenters and participants for your support.

Powerpoint presentations and videos from the April 2010 Retreat are posted below and here.

Click here for Danny Harvey's presentation.

Click here for media coverage of the retreat.


Graham Saul and Dave Toycen spoke at a similar event in Calgary in October. Watch the videos below for a flavour of what you might experience at the November events.


Climate Action Network - Canada's executive director, Grahm Saul, answers the question, "Is climate change a moral issue?"


World Vision Canada's president and CEO, Dave Toycen, offers his perspective on whether climate change is a moral issue.