Compassionate Action

Compassionate Action

Our Mission: "We put love into action in the world."


Our Spiritual Social Action team is committed to the mission of putting love into action in the world.  We support 4 charities each year, giving a tithe for 3 months to each.  In addition, we engage in a community project that relates to each of the charities we are supporting.  The planning is still in the works, however, the organisations we will be serving are: 350, City Kidz, Culture of Peace, and Wesley Urban Ministries.

 

Fair Trade Canada works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade fair for farmers and workers. 

Unity Hamilton is the first Fair Trade Faith Group in Canada.

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350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.
 

City Kidz exists to increase resiliency and inspire big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.  Our Christian faith compels us to respond to the needs of our children, focusing on those who experience the highest levels of adversity with the least amount of resources. As we respond, we believe that God transforms lives in partnership with our actions.
 

Culture of Peace Hamilton is an offshoot of the United Nations Association in Canada; it has worked for more than a decade to apply the "Pathways" locally, and make them better known. The Pathways identify six helpful ways of responding: respecting life; helping, not hurting; taking care of children; protecting the environment; sharing resources; listening to others with respect; and reducing violence, especially towards women and the vulnerable Peace is in your hands.
 

Wesley Urban Ministries offers daily support, every step of the way, to over 1250 children, youth, adults and seniors living in poverty in Hamilton. As a multi-service organization, Wesley has a portfolio of over 30 different programs in 19 locations in the areas of Children, Youth & Family Services, Housing & Homeless Services and Neighbourhood & Newcomer ServicesThe long-term impact of our programs includes improved education, successful employment and supportive independence.
 

In addition to these major projects, Unity of Greater Hamilton also supports or is involved in A Season for Non-Violence, an Annual Earth Day Celebration, and A Case For Kids Walk-Run-Ride.  And some of the projects we've been involved with in the past include: Socks for Salvation; Haiti benefit concert; Children of Christmas Past; a hunger campaign, and child soldier rehabilitation.  Join us as we put love into action in the world.

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Welcome from Rev. Anne Ahokangas

 

 

I am delighted your spiritual journey has brought you here. I want you to know that whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual path, you are welcome here. 
Our classes, music, messages and service opportunities are all designed to support the unfoldment of your spiritual path. 
I hope you enjoy the new website and find it a valuable resource. Please let me know what I can do to further assist your journey. 
I look forward to meeting you in person.

Welcome Home

Anne

 

Thoughts for this Week

The Crucifixion  
Rather than focusing on the crucifixion of Jesus as a tragedy, what if you looked at it as a step toward a great understanding . In its purest form, Jesus in his words tells us “The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear. What if Judas was simply playing a part as a catalyst so that Jesus could demonstrate the unreality of death, eternal life?
 Pontius Pilate foolishly believed he had any power over the situation, ultimately demonstrating that there is no power in external circumstances The only power lies with God.  
"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)  
In Truth, God does not forgive, because God has never condemned, but this statement takes on more meaning if we read it as, “Father, I forgive them for they know not what they do.”
In this world, forgiveness is the mightiest of spiritual acts. And, Jesus perfectly modeled unconditional forgiveness even in this extreme setting. There is added power when we call on the Holy Spirit to energize our willingness to forgive. 
 
“… today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43) 
 

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