{mosimage}OTTAWA - More than 50 organizations, labour unions and groups have lined up against the Unborn Victims of Crime Act that passed second reading in the House of Commons March 5.

Toronto mayor takes handgun ban proposal to churches

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Toronto Mayor David Miller wants churches and other faith communities to stick their necks out on behalf of the urban poor who live in the city's most violent neighbourhoods.

Jantzi Social Index on rise again

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{mosimage}TORONTO - After a year of sub-par results the Jantzi Social Index is once again leading the band among Canadian stock indexes.

D&P partners with Canada Foodgrains Bank

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The first Catholic project by the Canada Foodgrains Bank will direct $500,000 to Zambian farmers who lost their crops to flooding in December and January.

Toronto Imam addresses Interfaith Dinner

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{mosimage}TORONTO - For 21 years the Annual Neighbourhood Interfaith Dinner sponsored by mostly wealthy congregations of Rosedale, Moore Park and Forest Hill has meant Christians and Jews breaking bread together. For the 22nd annual dinner May 14 it meant more.

Protest upstages good news for Goldcorp investors

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Protesters lined the street outside Toronto’s King Edward Hotel May 20, and dominated the microphones inside Goldcorp Inc.’s annual general meeting, putting the world’s second largest gold producer on the defensive over its human rights and environmental record in Guatemala and Honduras.

MP asks justice committee to investigate rights commission

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - Liberal MP Keith Martin has asked the House of Commons justice committee to hold televised hearings on the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the law that governs it.

Busy summer ahead for Habitat for Humanity

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{mosimage}TORONTO - It isn’t rocket science, just sweat and elbow grease. But the result is families with a home.

Habitat for Humanity is gearing up for another summer of constructing homes for families who are under-housed — giving parents and their children a place in the community and a secure environment where they can grow up.

Pro-life cause new civil rights movement

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - The pro-life movement is the civil rights movement of today. That was the message of the 11th annual National March for Life that drew 7,800 to Parliament Hill May 8.

“We now treat unborn babies like blacks were treated,” Alveda King, the daughter of civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. told a news conference sponsored by the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus.

Toronto CWL takes on poverty, speeders

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of the Toronto archdiocese moved to forward resolutions on speeding and poverty to the provincial level at its annual convention held in Richmond Hill.

Fr. Lynch to lead Priests for Life

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Fr. Thomas Lynch, a well-known pro-life advocate in Canada, has been appointed national director for Priests for Life Canada, the organization announced May 8.