Coming in November…
Advent is on its way! Shining Waters Regional Council is creating and curating justice-focused worship resources for congregational use in online and in-person worship.
Do you have prayers or photos to share? Email them to Bri-anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Social and Ecological Justice Commission has endorsed the call for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income for all Canadians over the age of 18. Read the Sept. 15 letter in support from our Regional Council president, David Layton-Brown.
Add Your Voice
- Write a letter to your Member of Parliament. Use the template provided or write your own letter. Please cc Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland at email@example.com and Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca.
- Say a prayer and remember those who continue to struggle with poverty, unable to pay rent and scarcely able to afford food.
News and Resources
On Tuesday, September 22, at 12.30 p.m. on the eve of the Throne Speech, The United Church of Canada is asking Canadians across the country to light a candle in support of a guaranteed livable annual income, often referred to as the guaranteed basic income. Find out about UCC involvement.
A Message from the Social and Ecological Justice Commission Recently, the Social and Ecological Justice Commission endorsed a private members motion which urges the Canadian Government to create a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income for all Canadians over the age of 18...
A speech given by Bri-anne Swan, Minister for Social & Ecological Justice and Network Support, on September 6th, 2020 to supporters of the Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness. Please check against delivery. Thank you, Rafi, and the Interfaith Coalition to...
Slavery existed within Canada, and it’s important to acknowledge its legacy. This is the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oro-Medonte. It is only a few kilometres north of the Shining Waters Regional Council's main office. Opened in 1849, this place of...
We love because God first loved us. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from God is this: those...
To: Partners in Ministry in the Shining Waters Region From: Members of the Social and Ecological Justice Commission In a commission meeting on May 27th, 2020, the Social & Ecological Justice Commission was asked to consider endorsing two calls to action in...
When news of the coronavirus first began to spread in Canada, Chinese Canadian restaurants and businesses quickly took a devastating hit. Once crowded restaurants were nearly empty. Other Asian restaurants and businesses that were neither Chinese owned nor operated were also shunned and targeted with racist graffiti and vandalism. “Chinese”- identified and “Chinese looking” people were publicly blamed for the growing pandemic and the downturn of the global economy.
On March 14 Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble will once again offer resources to help you have fun with pie and with PIE: how to offer a Public, Intentional, and Explicit welcome to people with diverse genders and sexualities.
Minister, Social and Ecological Justice and Network Support, Shining Waters Regional Council
Minister, Communities of Faith Support and Right Relations, Shining Waters Regional Council
Encourages and connects communities of faith in their work and supports indigenous ministries in their relationship with the region. Promotes and supports racial justice.