United Church of Canada
 
On Friday we were joined by United Church friends from Ontario, plus people from the Unitarian and Quaker communities in Calgary in front of our new premier's constituency office.

They are symbolic of the interests and support of all generations and faith communities around the country. They ranged in age from 10 to 80! 

People from Nova Scotia to British Columbia are engaged in various actions towards encouraging our leaders to respond to the realities of climate change. Since our federal government is giving no leadership, it is up to citizens to act and advocate for the health of Mother Earth.

I was so happy to hear that young people in the United Church in Parry Sound, Ontario are concerned and involved in their own community. May each community throughout our land respond in their own way!
Sunday after church, I hope to meet Chris Turner, whose new book, The Leap, is extremely timely and hopeful. 
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At the Friday vigil, we had lots of cross-generational conversation.

 


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Joy Kennedy
12/04/2011 00:28

Good Sabbath from Durban.
As we prepare to attend the Interfaith Prayer Service today I just wanted to let you know that we are also praying for you and those around the world who are joining our prayers into one colossal petition to the Creator for peace with the atmosphere and with Earth. The Spirit of God is alive and at work - as we can sense here, and through the witness of people like you.
Blessings on this special Day.
Joy

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The Very Reverend Dr. Bill Phipps is an outspoken activist in Calgary and throughout Canada. He is in demand as a speaker, workshop leader and writer.