Social Mission Commission
“Mandated by the gospel of Jesus Christ, our mission is to affirm, inspire and enable the people of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy to work towards a just and loving world by providing education, support, and guidance in addressing social justice issues both locally and globally.”
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Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Social Mission Commission
👉 Who are we?
👉 What are we about?
👉 What can we offer you as a parish/ group/ individual?
👉 Topics Include: Social Justice, Solidarity and the Common Good, the Sanctity of Human Life, Ethical Consumption, Care for Creation, Indigenous Rights and Relations, and Charity, the Dignity of all people, Catholic Social Teaching.
Laudato Si’ – Care for Our Common Home
👉 What is happening to Our Common Home?
👉 The Gospel of Creation
👉 The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis
👉 Integral Ecology
👉 Lines of Approach and Action
👉 Ecological Education and Spirituality
As a consumer how can I make a difference in the ways I shop that will help the producers of products get their fair wage and also care for the environment.
👉 Fair Trade
👉 Fast Fashion
👉 Locally Made
👉 Sustainably made products
The Home of Hope in Ukraine and Human Trafficking
Learn about the beginnings of the Bridge of Hope and the project called Home of Hope in Lviv Ukraine which is under the auspices of the Eparchy of Edmonton and contributes to the fight against Human trafficking.
The Refugee Crisis
Guided by Development and Peace’s 2019 Share Lent Campaign, we invite you to share the journey with 68.5 million forced migrants as part of the global Share the Journey campaign launched by Pope Francis and Caritas International.
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Indigenous Rights and Relations
“First Contact” takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind they travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities, challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. You can watch these powerful shows at: https://aptn.ca/firstcontact/
A free online course available at the U of A, where one might learn more about indigenous peoples. There is no charge to the registrants.
If you are interested in things that are happening in the Indigenous community in the Edmonton area, you can subscribe to the Indigenous Relations Community Bulletin: https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/initiatives_innovation/indigenous-relations.aspxhttps://aptn.ca/firstcontact/
A powerful story, which might give our community something to think about: ‘Love for All, Hatred for None‘: What I learned visiting 50 Sask. First Nations in 2 years https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pov-50-first-nations-imam-zeeshan-ahmed-1.5055534
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Our Call to Caritas
This book contains background information, prayers, experiential learning activities, group discussion questions, definitions of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, examples of international solidarity in action from the work of Development and Peace, and information and resources to assist educators in bringing Catholic Social Teaching into the classroom and school environment.
Walking on Water
This guide is designed for use by small groups of self-directed young adults to explore the connection between faith and justice. Ultimately, this resource can and will be adapted to fit your own group needs and leadership styles.
Карітас – ЛЮБОВ’Ю СЛУЖІТЬ ОДИН ОДНОМУ
Посібник розроблено як практичний інструмент для відповідальних за соціальне служіння у єпархіях, парафіяльних священиків та інших людей, які сприяють розвиткові соціального служіння у парафіях.
Manual for Parish Caritas – Love Your Neighbour
This Manual is designed as a practical tool for diocesan animators, parish priests or other persons that are promoting parish Caritas development. The basic purpose of this manual is to be used as a tool for training sessions. Topics presented in this manual are basic knowledge necessary for a good work of parish caritas team.
Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ challenges us to CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME by growing in faith, hope, and love—and so live in healthy relationships with God, neighbor, and all creation. We are called to be ecological citizens, to make prudent decisions, and to take sometimes bold actions. In the particular matter of climate change, we are cautioned to reduce emissions of pollutants like carbon dioxide when it is in our control.