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We are a community of people sharing our spiritual life journeys.  Visitors are welcome to join us any Sunday.

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When the Earth is ravaged, and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the Earth from many colours, creeds and classes; and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They shall be known as The Warriors of the Rainbow.
           ~ Hopi prophecy 

 

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Don Heights is a resilient, welcoming community of diverse individuals, promoting love, reason and freedom in religion, fostering lifelong spiritual growth and acting for social justice and the environment

Approved at a Congregational Meeting, October 4, 2009

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Sunday Services

November 23, 2014 at 10:30 am


Good Without God

Speaker
: Justin Trottier

For 2500 years, ever since Plato's dialogue Euthyphro, philosopher's have known that God could not in and of itself serve as a foundation for morality.  Yet while society has made impressive progress in ethical understanding, the casual belief in the intimate entwinement of religion and morals continues to go largely unquestioned.  In fact surveys show that atheists are still the most reviled and distrusted minority, even insecular western countries. Justin Trottier will remark on why many doubt an individual can be genuinely good without god, how that attitude can be confronted and how it is that atheists, just like their believing friends, can lead good, meaningful and satisfying lives without god.



Justin Trottier is Spokesperson for the political advocacy nonprofit the Canadian Secular Alliance.  He founded the Centre for Inquiry Canada, an educational charitable organization advancing science and secularism. He is a frequent speaker on church-state separation, skeptical inquiry and fundamental freedoms, and participates in debates and dialogue which bring together groups from vastly differing backgrounds and perspectives, exploring issues in ethics, religion, and politics.  He has discussed atheism and non-belief on CBC The National, CTV's Canada AM, Global's 16:9, TVO's The Agenda, CTS, CityTV and OMNI. Justin produces Think Again! TV, an independent media outlet that uses investigative journalism to explore human rights issues, and serve as a watchdog for unfounded and dangerous claims. With a passion for science education, he also hosts The Star Spot, a space sciences themed podcast and radio show.





November 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

Toronto Unity Mosque

Speaker
: El-Farouk Khaki

Music: Troy Jackson

El-Farouk Khaki will be speaking on the humainist and inclusive theology and foundations of the El-Tawhid Juma Circle (eTJC). 


El-Farouk Khaki is a public and media speaker on Islam, LGBT and Muslim LGBT issues, Refugee and Queer refugee issues, the Immigration and Refugee system, human rights, racism, politics and HIV/AIDS.  He continues to appear in a number of media, including Television shows such as CounterSpin, The Verdict, The Agenda and The Comment, as well as a variety of radio shows.





December 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

Make It So!

Speaker
: Lynn Harrison

Music: Sheila White and the Don Heights Singers

‘Tis the season of twinkling lights and holiday presents.  Through years of practice, many of us know how to create a festive mood, whether at home or at work.  But what about the gifts of peace, hope and justice that are still on our “wish lists”?  In December, our theme for reflection is “Embodiment” - that is, bringing something new into being.  Making it real and tangible.  This holiday season, how can we not only wish for a better world, but also “make it so” 


Lynn Harrison is a Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry.  She was the Intern Minister at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto in 2013-14 and will complete her Master of Divinity studies at Emmanuel College (University of Toronto) in 2015.  In addition, Lynn is a recognized singer-songwriter whose music has been heard on CBC Radio’s “Vinyl Café”, “Fresh Air” and other programs. 

 



December 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

Touchstones

Speaker
: Curtis Murphy

Music: Sheila White and the Don Heights Singers

The world moves around us in cycles: seasons, years, phases and the moon.  Where are the touchstones in our own lives?  Where do we find renewal, and a sense of harmony with a larger rhythym? 


Curtis Murphy grew up UU at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, and most recently lived in Montreal, where he attended seminary at the Montreal School of Theology.  He is currently serving as intern minister at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. 



 




Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine