February 1, 2015 at 10:30 am
Magic and Environmentalism
Speaker: Sabrina Scott
What is magic and why might it be important for environmentalism? How does witchcraft facilitate conversations between humans and non-humans? What if the idea of ‘nature’ itself is in the way of environmental justice? What happens when we consider mundane spaces as exciting, as full of life and energy as the great outdoors?
Sabrina Scott is a Masters candidate in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Her academic work draws upon object-oriented ontology, speculative realism, and new materialisms and considers contemporary witchcraft as a form of ecopedagogy. To this she infuses a lifelong involvement with Modern American Spiritualism and over fifteen years of experience as a practicing witch. She is also an illustrator and designer whose work focuses on social and environmental justice.
February 8, 2015 at 10:30 am
You Say You Want an Evolution?
Speaker: Lynn Harrison
Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809, and more than two hundred years after his birth, people are still fascinated by evolution. Today, there’s evidence that human beings are evolving toward a deeper understanding of the universe and our place in it. This is very good news, at a time when (as the song by The Beatles goes) “we all want to change the world!” How are we evolving today, as individuals and as a species? What can we do, to encourage our own evolution--that is, to grow in positive new ways?
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.
February 15, 2015 at 10:30 am
Unitarians Working Together
Speaker: Lorna Weigand
Once a year UU congregations in Canada hold a service, usually in February, that focuses on the Canadian Unitarian Council, CUC. Although our commitment to congregational polity gives us the freedom to make decisions for out congregation within our congregational membership we can be stronger when we work together. Don Heights is not an island alone working for a better world.
Lorna became part of the CUC Board last May, and during this service we will talk about some of the UU work that is being done across the country and in particular we will have a discussion about the larger vision for our faith group across the Canada. Please come prepared to share your ideas.
February 22, 2015 at 10:30 am
Economics and the Common Good
Speaker: Pariac Lilly
The talk will reflect on Henry George's philosophy, its role in restoring justice and dignity for all and some of its implications in terms of justice, equity and sustainability.
Pariac Lilly is a member of EarthSharing Canada, an organization dedicated to Economic Justice. Paraic was a long time member and local leader of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science. This organization originated on the principles of Economic Justice and later breaded its scope to the study of philosophical principles that focused on unity.
Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine