TORONTO - It’s unlikely that the Oct. 10 Ontario election will be fought over the issue of prayer and meditation at Queen’s Park. It’s equally unlikely members of the provincial legislature and their staffs will have a room set aside for contemplation and related inactivities before election day.

Social investing explodes

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TORONTO - More than half a trillion dollars, almost a fifth of Canada’s investment capital, is now invested with one eye on the ethical bottom line.

Ordination season is upon us

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TORONTO - Like the tulips defying the last gasps of winter, preparations for ordinations are another sure sign of spring in Toronto.

On Christian women mystics

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TORONTO — From Julian of Norwich, Clare of Assisi, Teresa of Avila and hundreds of others, Christian women draw on a rich heritage of mysticism. Rev. Glenda Meakin of the Christian Meditation Community of Canada will outline that heritage at the regular monthly teaching meeting of the Christian Meditation Community of Toronto on April 26.

Doing your part for the environment

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TORONTO — Learn to keep your parish’s books in the black through the winter and do the Earth a favour at a one-day forum presented by Faith and the Common Good’s Greening Sacred Spaces program.

Trying to make sense of the Holocaust’s senseless

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For Vanessa Harris her Grade 8 class trip to the Holocaust Museum in Toronto was all about trying to understand the incomprehensible.

Catholic public servant loses court battle over union dues

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OTTAWA - A Catholic public servant has lost her court battle to have her union dues diverted to charity.

Caritas telethon airs on April 29

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TORONTO - Caritas is hosting its 13th annual telethon on April 29. The telethon will be aired on the TLN Telelatino Television Network.

Jantzi index keeps up with the big boys

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TORONTO - The social responsibility and environmental sustainability driven Jantzi Social Index continues to run neck-and-neck with conventional stock market indexes despite its underexposure in the energy sector.

Catalyst rewarded for environmental sensibility

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TORONTO - The guys who control the mill jobs in several small towns on Vancouver Island, who cut down swaths of rainforest to make paper for phone books and catalogues and who deal in pulp for paper mills up and down the west coast of North America are now officially good guys of Canada’s forest products industry.

MP seeks to honour John Paul II

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TORONTO - A member of Ontario’s provincial legislature wants the province to recognize April 2 as Pope John Paul II Day. On that very day, Conservative MPP Frank Klees planned to introduce into the legislature a private member’s bill to commemorate the day the late pope died two years ago.