This Friday: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out — Justice Tour 2015 Webinar

Date & Time: November 6, 2015, 1pm – 2:30pm

Facilitated by Peter Noteboom, The Canadian Council of Churches

How to Join

To register for the event and receive the phone number to call and a web link, please click here: www.united-in-learning.com/ccc. You can join the event using either method:  conference call (audio only) or webinar (visuals + audio). The United Church has offered to host the webinar so in the registration process you may notice United in Learning logos and in-house language… please just navigate through! A slide presentation will also be sent out in advance of the call. Please register as soon as you are able, and join the conference call or webinar 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start so we can begin confident of the technology and on time.

What the Webinar is for
After 15 events across Canada in 8 cities; after drafting a faith leaders’ statement on climate and poverty; after securing nearly 50 endorsements from faith communities and faith-based organizations on that statement and sending it to the Prime Minister and Leaders of the Political Parties, after an historic conference in Sweden on the Future of Life in the Arctic: The Impact of Climate Change. Religious and Indigenous Perspectives; and after many other efforts across the country we are now ready to participate and engage in the Paris Climate Conference.

This webinar is an opportunity to receive a brief update on the many events that have occurred across the country and are planned in the coming months, be inspired by reflections from the Justice Tour 2015 leaders on what has been learned and the challenges for faith communities, and to dialogue together about how you can support Canadian church delegates in Paris and how Canadian church delegates in Paris can support local faith community initiatives in Canada.

Who is invited to register and participate in this Webinar

  • The Justice Tour 2015 Leaders: Bishop Susan Johnson, Willard Metzger, Karen Hamilton, Joe Gunn
  • The members of the 8 organizing committees for Justice Tour 2015 cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, Halifax, Montreal, and Ottawa
  • Members of the Commission on Justice and Peace and its Climate Justice Working Group and Poverty Working Group, The Canadian Council of Churches
  • Canadian participants in the Future of Life in the Arctic conference
  • Canadian church and faith community delegates to the Paris Climate Conference

 The Agenda

By the end of this event you will have

  • heard and seen what has already taken place and is still planned for 2015,
  • received an update and been inspired by the Justice Tour 2015 leaders, and
  • decided how to connect with church delegates who are attending the Paris Climate Conference.

 

Program
A more detailed slide presentation will be forthcoming prior to the call.

 

12:45     Conference Call and Webinar Lines Open
Please register well before the call (www.united-in-learning.com/ccc) then dial or click in early using the instructions you receive by email after registering at the above link.

1:00        Welcome (Peter Noteboom)
Welcome to all on the call:
Justice Tour 2015 organizers
Canadian church delegates to the Paris Climate Conference
Commission on Justice and Peace members, Climate Justice Working Group members and Poverty Working Group members,
Canadian participants in the Future of Life in the Arctic conference

 1:10       2015 Update: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Brief update on what all has been happening in 2015
Look for a PowerPoint guide listing major events that have happened, resources that are available, and initiatives that are planned to happen in the next 3 months

1:20        Justice Tour Leaders
Reflections on what has been learned and Challenges for faith communities ahead from Justice Tour 2015 leaders:
National Bishop Susan Johnson, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Executive Director Willard Metzger, Mennonite Church Canada
General Secretary Karen Hamilton, The Canadian Council of Churches (unable to attend)
Executive Director Joe Gunn, Citizens for Public Justice

1:45        Canadian delegates in Paris – churches and faith-based organizations
How you can support Canadian church delegates in Paris, and how Canadian church delegates in Paris can support local faith community initiatives. Facilitated dialogue by Peter Noteboom.

2:20        Conclusions, Recommendations and Closing 

 

2:30        Adjourn

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