{mosimage}TORONTO — The people who want to hold Ontario’s Liberal government to its poverty reduction promises are plotting their strategy April 14.

Bioethics institute hosts weekend conference

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{mosimage}TORONTO — For doctors who know the opposite of medicine is not prayer, the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute has organized three days of workshops and discussion. “The Vocation of the Catholic Physician: Integrating the Practical, the Bioethical and the Spiritual” will run April 25 to 27 at the University of St. Michael’s College.

Carleton honours Project Ploughshares founder

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - They haven’t retired his jersey but Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs is raising Christian peace activist Ernie Regehr up into its pantheon of public policy stars.

KAIROS campaign takes on big oil

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Until at least 2010 Canada’s ecumenical social justice agency is going to be thinking, talking, organizing and campaigning on one over-riding issue. From here on out it’s all about fossil fuels for KAIROS.

Canada's doors opened to Iraqi refugees

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{mosimage}TORONTO - While the Canadian government plans to increase the number of Iraqi refugees resettled in Canada by decreasing numbers accepted from other troubled areas, the archdiocese of Toronto has doubled its overall refugee sponsorship targets in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances of approximately 4.5 million displaced Iraqis.

Green forum at U of T

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{mosimage}TORONTO — If ecology isn’t a religious issue that will be news to Toronto poet laureate Fr. Giorgio Di Cicco, who will open a day-long forum sponsored by Faith and the Common Good’s Greening Sacred Spaces program April 12.

Earth Hour Vespers at St. Basil’s

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{mosimage}TORONTO — Catholics who wish to express their love of the Earth liturgically will have a chance March 29 when St. Basil’s Church in Toronto holds an “Earth Hour” Vespers.

Rights vs. religion

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{mosimage}A politician, a philosopher, a political scientist and a “scholar-at-risk” will gather to talk about who is afraid of what when it comes to religion and human rights at a two-hour public chat on the campus of the University of Toronto April 2.

Dementia sufferers need protection

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{mosimage}TORONTO - How do you come up with a cure for Alzheimer’s if the people who have the disease can’t give informed consent to take experimental drugs that might improve their condition? Fr. Noel Simard, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and director of Saint Paul University’s Centre for Ethics in Ottawa, doesn’t think anyone is going to propose an easy answer to that question.

Threat of Iraq without Christians is real - Canada's response

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{mosimage}TORONTO - With martyred Archbishop Paulos Rahho’s portrait on display before the altar, 1,000 Chaldean Catholics gathered at Toronto’s Good Shepherd Chaldean parish March 14 to pray the Stations of the Cross in ancient Syriac, a language directly descended from Jesus’ own Aramaic tongue.

Catholic printer honoured by Jewish groups

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Jews and Catholics sat down together in Toronto to raise a glass to Tony Gagliano, St. Joseph Press executive chairman and chief executive officer March 6.