{mosimage}The best leaders in today's organizations, whether in business, charity, or religion, are not the aggressive, take-charge dynamos who run over their opponents with fierce determination. Instead, they need to be people who take time to reflect and nurture others.

Faith groups seek quiet room at City Hall

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Toronto City Hall bustles with big city business and big city egos clashing over big money decisions. The Toronto Area Interfaith Council believes all that sound and fury should be leavened with a little silence.

Bishops look to deal with diminished resources

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - In their upcoming plenary  Oct. 15-19, Canada’s bishops will focus their national activities to have more impact and will consider new communications strategies.

Pembroke welcomes newest bishop

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{mosimage}PEMBROKE - This rural diocese straddling the Ottawa River and taking in parts of Ontario and Quebec welcomed 45-year-old Michael Mulhall as its eighth bishop Sept. 21.

Uncertainty affects Jantzi Index

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{mosimage}TORONTO - In uncertain markets, ethically minded investors have shared in the uncertainty. The Jantzi Social Index of 60 Canadian stocks selected on the basis of their environmental, social and governance practices dropped 0.7 per cent of its overall value in August.

Proxy votes still favour management

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Is your mutual fund really on your side? A new study from the Social Investment Organization suggests most mutual funds are actually voting reflexively with management whenever investors challenge their environmental, social or corporate governance practices.

Needing the needy

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{mosimage} TORONTO — We all need the needy and can’t do without the disabled, bioethicist Amy Laura Hall will argue when she comes to Toronto on behalf of the L’Arche communities Oct. 11.

St. Mary Immaculate, 150 years a church of the world

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{mosimage}RICHMOND HILL, Ont. - It is easy to measure milestones of an individual, a political party, sports team and any such human institution. One could focus on what change a person made for humanity, the impact a political movement made to the wellbeing of a nation or what a sport did to unite people.

40 years for Development and Peace

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{mosimage} TORONTO - Pope Paul VI had a name for the kind of people who will gather for Mass at St. Basil’s Church on the University of Toronto campus 2 p.m. Oct. 27. He called them “The Artisans of Destiny.”

Toronto Catholic youth gone missing

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{mosimage}TORONTO - It’s almost been two months now since Christina Calayca went missing at Rainbow Falls Park near Thunder Bay, Ont.

St. Joseph’s Sisters endow theology chair

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Theology in Toronto just got a $2.5-million shot in the arm. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto have put up the money to endow a chair in systematic theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, and  chosen Catholic Theological Society of America president Margaret O’Gara as the first professor to hold the chair.