June 9 – A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees

German Refugee meetingThe Canadian Sanctuary Network, Jewish Refugee Action Network, and KAIROS Canada invite you to attend:

A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees: A report from the Churches in Germany at Holy Trinity Church, 19 Trinity Square on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM. A conversation with Hanns Thomae, former director of Refugee Outreach for the Evangelical Church in Berlin and Brendenburg and member of the ecumenical network and with Rita Kantemir-Thomae, one of the first members of parliament of the Green Party and activist for migrant and refugee rights.

June 13 – Panter’s Pub 5 – Music in the Street

What: A musical pub night for members (of Holy Trinity) and guests in the old chapel. We’ll gather and listen to live music and sing some great songs together, talk, dance and share libations and maybe hatch some plans. (Live performances from about 8-10pm)

Our nominal theme this month is politics and protest.

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Photo Exhibit – Snapping Back

Snapping back exhibitOpen May 25 to 30 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Opening Reception Tuesday, May 26 5:00 to 9:00 PM

The images in Snapping Back were created by marginalized youth who participated in Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Supporting Youth in Building Resiliency and Healthy Relationships project. In this exhibition, viewers see how youth imagine themselves, and how they navigate their worlds as they explore identity, consent, boundaries, desire, and sexuality. Giving youth cameras to document their process offers a sense of agency and control over their feelings, and a way to transform experiences into art. This exhibit is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

Book Launch Today

On Wednesday, May 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, you’re invited to join us for the launch of The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood (eds. John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor) at the Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square), one of the few remaining pieces of Toronto’s first immigrant enclave. This highly anticipated city-centric book tells the story of the growth and destruction of Toronto’s first ‘priority neighbourhood.’
In addition to brief remarks from the editors and a slideshow display of historical images from the book, the event will also feature snacks and (affordable) libations, and of course, books available for purchase.
Come meet The Ward’s diverse contributors and share your stories and connections to The Ward. We believe this is a galvanizing collection that will help change the chemistry of our city, and this event is just the kickoff for the discussions that we hope will emerge! More details about book http://www.chbooks.com/catalogue/ward

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Music Mondays Season Opens May 4

Music Mondays presents another fabulous season of lunchtime music ichurch-of-the-holy-trinity-modernn the heart of downtown at Church of the Holy Trinity. Every Monday bring your lunch and listen to different artists and musical pieces.

Concerts start promptly at 12:15 beginning May 4 and running until August 31. Admission is Pay What You Can with $5 as a suggested minimum donation. You can read the introduction to this season and see the full seasons concerts on their website

May 4 features Emily Kruspe on violin and Jeanie Chung on piano.

They also have lots of recordings from previous years to whet your appetite for a fabulous season!

#22days

The Anglican church had a century-long history of working with the government to run close to 30 residential schools for Indigenous children. Though individual participants may have had nobler intentions, the underlying colonial aim was to break Indigenous cultures, and to assimilate the children into the bottom rungs of a hierarchical society. Doing that, we destroyed families and communities, and drove students and their parents, siblings and children into dysfunction and addiction. Many were also sexually abused.

We recognized our wrongdoing and withdrew from running the schools in 1969. It took us another quarter century to apologize to former students and their families. We’ve been trying to live into that apology ever since, pushing for justice, healing and reconciliation. This is also a process of decolonizing ourselves. Continue reading #22days

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